20 states sue over Biden admin school, work LGBT protectionsYou know what the states are really asking?
By Jonathan Mattise
August 30, 2021
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attorneys general from 20 states sued President Joe Biden’s administration Monday seeking to halt directives that extend federal sex discrimination protections to LGBTQ people, ranging from transgender girls participating in school sports to the use of school and workplace bathrooms that align with a person’s gender identity.
Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Knoxville, arguing that legal interpretations by the U.S. Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission are based on a faulty view of U.S. Supreme Court case law.
The Supreme Court ruled in June 2020 that a landmark civil rights law, under a provision called Title VII, protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment.
Joining Tennessee in the lawsuit are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota and West Virginia.
They are asking for the right to discriminate against another group of people. It is what conservatives do, discriminate against people who are different from themselves. Republicans belief is that it is their god giving right to be on the top of the mountain and they can trample anyone who gets in their way.
In June, the Department of Justice filed statements of interest in lawsuits that seek to overturn new laws in two states. In West Virginia, a law prohibits transgender athletes from competing in female sports. Arkansas became the first state to ban gender confirming treatments or surgery for transgender youth.People who say that there is no difference between the parties, I say look at their bases. The Republican base is made up of white, evangelical Christians, racist, xenophobes, and LGBTQ+ haters. While the Democrats are made up of everyone else.
An interesting contrast to the above is what happened south of the boarder…
LGBTQ+ Rights Victory in MexicoThey also passed a law banning conversion therapy and in 2003 Mexico passed an anti-discrimination law for lesbians and gays.
Equality continues to advance in the neighboring nation.
By Neal Broverman
August 30, 2021
Legislators in the northeastern Mexican state of Yucatán have enacted marriage equality for same-sex couples and also cracked down on “conversion therapy.”
Yucatán lawmakers voted 20-5 Wednesday to extend marriage rights, reports the Washington Blade. The state previously termed marriage a union between a man and a woman, but now the institution is defined as a “free and voluntary legal union of two people with equal rights, duties and obligations.”