Monday, June 17, 2024

Off In La La Land.

The Supreme Court hasn’t been that great on us the LGBTQ+ community but there have been some important ruling like Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board but it keeps getting lost on lower courts especially by judges appointed by Trump.
Biden’s Title IX transgender protections blocked in federal court
Missouri Independent
JUNE 14, 2024

A federal judge has temporarily halted enforcement of new rules from the Biden administration that would prevent discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty of Louisiana issued a temporary injunction Thursday that blocks updated Title IX policy from taking effect Aug. 1 in Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi and Montana.

In April, the U.S. Department of Education announced it would expand Title IX to protect LGBTQ+ students, and the four aforementioned states challenged the policy in federal court.

Doughty said in his order that Title IX, the 52-year-old civil rights law that prohibits sex-based discrimination, only applies to biological women. The judge also called out the Biden administration for overstepping its authority.

“This case demonstrates the abuse of power by executive federal agencies in the rulemaking

Process,” Doughty wrote. “The separation of powers and system of checks and balances exist in this country for a reason.”

The order from Doughty, a federal court appointee of President Donald Trump, keeps the updated Title IX regulations from taking effect until the court case is resolved or a higher court throws out the order.
Okay judge… “ only applies to biological women.” I am not a lawyer but I can read!

In 1989… Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins the Supreme Court…
Discrimination against an employee on the basis of sex stereotyping--that is, a person's nonconformity to social or other expectations of that person's gender--constitutes impermissible sex discrimination, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The employer bears the burden of proving that the adverse employment action would have been the same if sex discrimination had not occurred.
Judge Doughty seems to have ignored the part where in their ruling the judges on the Supreme Court said “sex stereotyping” and not just applying to “biological women.”

And then we have the Supreme Court case of Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board, the ACLU wrote...
Represented by the ACLU and ACLU of Virginia, Gavin sued his school board for discriminating against him in violation of the Equal Protection Clause and Title IX of the U.S. Education Amendments of 1972, a federal law prohibiting sex discrimination by schools. After four years of litigation—including a trip to the Supreme Court and back– the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled in favor of Gavin on all his claims. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed the ruling in favor of Gavin on August 26, 2020.
Isn’t it nice that the judge convenient ignored all the courts case that didn’t fit ideology beliefs.

Speaking of the justice system a convicted felon is sprouting off about revenge… no not that convicted felon, the other one.
Bannon vows Trump’s opponents will be prosecuted in a second term
By Ali Main, Kim Berryman and Eric Bradner
June 15, 2024

Steve Bannon, a longtime ally of Donald Trump, vowed investigations and prosecutions of those who have probed the former president and his political allies, declaring at a conservative gathering Saturday that Inauguration Day in 2025 will be “accountability day.”

Pointing to Trump’s recent conviction in New York, Bannon told a crowd at Turning Point Action’s “The People’s Convention” in Detroit, hours before Trump was scheduled to speak, that the former president’s allies are going to “get every single receipt.”

“You are going to be investigated, prosecuted and incarcerated,” he said. “This has nothing to do with retribution. It has nothing to do with revenge. Because retribution and revenge might be another order of magnitude. This has to do with justice.”

Bannon was referring to recent comments by Trump vowing to be his supporters’ “retribution” and saying that “sometimes revenge can be justified.”
They broke the law and will pay for it, it is as simple as that. Juries found them both gulity as charged. So shut up and sit down!
Bannon’s incendiary speech comes two weeks before he is due to report to prison. He was convicted of contempt of Congress in 2022 after failing to provide documents and testimony to the House select committee that investigated the January 6, 2021, Capitol attack. He was sentenced to four months in prison, and a federal judge earlier this month ordered him to report to prison by July 1.

Once a top adviser to Trump’s 2016 campaign and a senior White House aide, the bombastic Bannon is now a right-wing podcaster with a following of loyal Trump supporters.
Hmm… I wonder if when they both get out of jail with Trump being a parolee will he be able to associate with another felon?

Update on the chemical sprayed at Baltimore Pride...
Chemical agent’ at Baltimore Pride event deemed to be Mace, injures 3, police say
Baltimore Sun
June 17, 2024

The “chemical agent” released at a Baltimore Pride event on Saturday evening was determined to be Mace, injuring three people, Baltimore Police confirmed Monday.

During the annual Pride parade and block party, a fight broke out between two groups in front of the main music stage near North Avenue and Charles Street around 8:30 p.m., when the Mace was sprayed, police said.

Three people came into contact with the Mace and were treated and released at a local hospital, according to the police department.

Fireworks were set off around the same time, which led to a large crowd fleeing, causing “several” injuries, police said Sunday.
So it was gangs fighting at Pride, but no matter the cause the results were the same... fear. Individual fear and fear within the community.

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