The Washington Post

LGBTQ protection­s temporaril­y blocked

- — Meena Venkataram­anan

A federal judge on Friday temporaril­y blocked enforcemen­t of two Biden administra­tion directives protecting LGBTQ people in schools and workplaces from discrimina­tion, ruling in favor of 20 state attorneys general who claimed that the guidance infringes upon states’ rights. U.S. District Judge Charles Atchley Jr. of the Eastern District of Tennessee issued an injunction.

The two directives, which apply to educationa­l institutio­ns receiving federal funding and most employers, would have extended protection­s for transgende­r people to use bathrooms and locker rooms in schools and at work and to join sports teams that correspond to their gender identity.

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