State of Texas v. United States of America (USA)

U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor has issued an order denying a stay of his ruling in a case challenging the “Dear Colleague” letter issued on May 13 by several departments of the federal government. The plaintiffs, the state of Texas and 12 other states, claim the “interpretation of “sex” in the various written directives (collectively “the Guidelines”) as applied to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) is unlawful and has placed [the plaintiffs] in legal jeopardy.”  On August 21, Judge O’Connor granted the plaintiffs a preliminary injunction, barring the defendants from enforcing “the Guidelines’ interpretation of sex as including gender identity.”  On November 20, he denied a request for a partial stay of his ruling, stating “The federal government did not articulate, much less enforce, the Guidelines’ interpretation of sex as including gender identity for nearly fifty years after Title VII was passed in 1964 and the Court views this delay as strong evidence that Defendants will suffer no irreparable injury if a stay is denied and enforcement of the Guidelines delayed until their legality is established.”

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State of Texas v. United States of America (USA) — order denying partial stay

State of Texas v. United States of America (USA) — order granting preliminary injunction