Missouri Christian college asks Supreme Court to review Biden directive allowing biological trans gender students to be housed in girls’ dorms
by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) – A Christian college in Missouri is asking the US Supreme Court to review a federal government directive allowing biologically male transgender students to be housed in women-only dormitories, the Christian Post (CP) reports. The College of the Ozarks filed a petition for a writ of certiorari on Monday.
The college first filed suit in the matter in April 2021, after President Joe Biden issued an executive order that required the Fair Housing Act anti-discrimination measures to include gender identity under the category of sex, CP reports. The college asked for the right to deny biological males complete access to women-only spaces such as dormitories and showers.
However, the District Court of Western Missouri and the US Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit both ruled against the college in May 2021 and July 2022, respectively, CP reports.
In its petition to the Supreme Court, the College argues: “The directive requires the College to reverse its housing policies for 1,300 students. And, unless the Directive is enjoined, it makes the College cease statements of its policies, preventing it from following through on ongoing plans and communications for student housing consistent with its religious beliefs.”
“This jeopardizes the College’s ability to function, causes emotional harm to students who rely on the College’s housing policies, and dissuades Christian students from attending the College,” the Ozarks writ attests.
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