Two new Oklahoma state laws that restrict bathroom access and sports participation based on sex have withstood the initial efforts of the Biden administration to force their rollback.
U.S. District Judge Charles E. Atchley, Jr. has issued an injunction that prevents the Biden administration from forcing states to allow self-proclaimed “gender identity” to determine bathroom access and eligibility for girls’ sporting events.
Oklahoma was among several states seeking the injunction.
“The federal district court ruling out of Tennessee is a major victory for women’s sports and for the privacy and safety of girls and women in their school bathrooms and locker rooms,” said Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor. “I am grateful the court ruled for Oklahoma and stopped the Biden Administration from enforcing its outrageous reading of Title IX to include gender identity as a protected class. I will continue to hold President Biden accountable and do everything I can to uphold the rule of law.”
Other states challenging the Biden administration included Tennessee, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, and West Virginia.