The Biden administration recently proposed a federal rule attempting to redefine “sex,” in order to allow allow biological men into women’s private spaces, allow biological males to compete against biological women in sports, and support and promote gender ideology in schools.
In Neese v. Becerra, two doctors based in Texas challenged mandate in Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act that makes healthcare workers to perform medical procedures to alter a patient’s biological sex, regardless of any violation of the provider’s medical judgment and despite their religious beliefs.
Friday, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Amarillo Division, made a ruling that determined that “because Title IX does not protect ‘sexual orientation’ or ‘gender identity status, neither does Section 1557.”
“Female athletes deserve to compete on a fair and level playing field with other women, and federal law protects equal opportunity for women to excel in sports,” said Legal Counsel Rachel Csutoros from ADF. “We’re pleased the court ruled to not only protect female athletes, but also doctors who should never be forced to perform controversial and medically dangerous procedures that violate their conscience and religious beliefs. In its opinion, the court rightly stopped the Biden administration’s gross overreach of its authority and political agenda.” “Title IX’s protections center on differences between the two biological sexes—not SOGI status,” the courts opinion read. “Title IX expressly allows sex distinctions and sometimes even requires them to promote equal opportunity… Defendants’ theory actively ‘undermine[s] one of [Title IX’s] major achievements, giving young women an equal opportunity to participate in sports.” The court went on to write, “the Defendants’ reinterpretation of Title IX through the Notification imperils the very opportunities for women Title IX was designed to promote and protect—categorically forcing biological women to compete against biological men.”
The federal district court rejected the reinterpretation of the word “sex” to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” in federal statutes.