Paxton Sues to Stop Biden Attempt to Control Bathroom Language & Usage in Texas
AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) — “States should be able to choose protection of privacy for their employers over subjective views of gender,” said Texas Attorney General Paxton. “If the Biden Administration thinks they can force states to comply with their political agenda, my office will fight against their radical attempt at social change," said Paxton, filing a lawsuit against the Biden Administration to stop its June 15th "Guidance" from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) requiring employers to use the gender identities espoused by their employees for usage of bathrooms, locker rooms, showers, dress codes and even personal pronouns.
"These backdoor attempts to force businesses – including the State of Texas – to align with their beliefs is unacceptable and this illegal guidance puts many women and children at risk," Paxton said, stating his belief that the Biden Administration's directive is unlawful and will increase the scope of liability for employers, including the State of Texas and other city or local governments in their capacity as employers.
Under the U.S. Constitution and the nation's system of federalism – granting States the right and responsibility to enact their own policies regarding things such as bathroom usage – this is an extreme federal overreach by the Biden Administration and federal government, said the Texas Attorney General's Office in a statement.