The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee enjoined the Biden Administration’s implementation of Biden’s Executive Order which would have forced schools to allow biological boys in girls bathrooms, on girls athletics teams and locker rooms, and required preferred gender pronouns.
After the Biden Executive Order was signed, the Department of Education issued guidance letters to schools called Dear Educator letters interpreting the Executive Order to overrule many of the state laws passed recently to prevent the implementation of gender ideology in schools.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission also issued a “Technical Assistance Document” to all employers in the United States. The Technical Assistance Document purported to explain employers’ obligations with respect to dress codes, bathrooms, locker rooms, showers, and use of preferred pronouns or names.
Judge Charles Atchley Jr. ruled that “Federal Defendants and all their respective officers, agents, employees, attorneys, and persons acting in concert or participation with them are ENJOINED and
RESTRAINED from implementing the Interpretation, Dear Educator Letter, Fact Sheet, and
the Technical Assistance Document against Plaintiffs.”
In question is the breadth of the Bostock decision, a prior Supreme Court decision which ruled that employees are protected against discrimination because of their sexual orientation or sexual identity.
The plaintiffs that brought the suit against the Biden Administration and won the injunction are: Tennessee, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, and West Virginia.