26 state attorneys generals, including Oklahoma attorney general John O’Connor, have filed a lawsuit against the Biden Administration.
The lawsuit is directed at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, who released new guidance aimed at protecting LGBTQI+ students who receive federal nutritional assistance at school earlier this year.
The amended ruling expands Title IX protection and states that any public or non-profit private schools who receive nutritional funds from the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service must investigate any allegations of discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation.
If these allegations are not investigated, federal funding to the school could be put in jeopardy.
“The Biden Administration wants to force every State to adopt its radical agenda, and to punish those financially who do not comply,” said Attorney General O’Connor. “The guidance threatens to take away those children’s meals unless the local schools adopt a pro-transgender agenda. This is just another example of Biden bullying Americans by attacking our children.”
The lawsuit claims that the ruling was issued without providing each state an opportunity to share input, as required by the Administrative Procedures Act. The plaintiffs also claim that the ruling imposes new and unlawful regulatory measures on state agencies and operators who receive federal funding from the USDA.
The following states have joined in the lawsuit: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Joining Attorney General O’Connor in the lawsuit are the attorneys general of the following States: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia.
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