America First Legal and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton File Amended Complaint and Motion for Preliminary Injunction Against the Biden Administration’s Radical Title IX Rules Endangering Girls

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, America First Legal (AFL) filed an amended complaint and a motion for a preliminary injunction with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton against President Biden’s Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona, and others to stop the Biden Administration’s radical Title IX rules from wreaking havoc on women, children, and schools across the country.

The Amended Complaint:

  • Adds America First Legal’s clients Daniel Bonevac and John Hatfield as Plaintiffs. Bonevac and Hatfield are professors at the University of Texas at Austin. Contrary to the Biden Administration’s Title IX rules, they allege that they:
    • Refuse to be compelled to use grammatically incorrect or made-up pronouns;
    • Prohibit teaching assistants from cross-dressing while teaching their classes or interacting with their students;
    • Treat a student’s absence from class to obtain an elective or illegal abortion as an unexcused absence, and
    • Refuse to hire a teaching assistant who has violated the laws of Texas or the United States through the shipment or receipt of abortion pills or abortion-related paraphernalia. 
  • Argues that the Biden Administration Title IX rules conflict with the statutory text and controlling Supreme Court cases.
  • Contends that the Biden Administration has violated the Major Questions Doctrine by expanding Title IX to serve a radical gender identity agenda.   

AFL and Texas have also filed a motion for a preliminary injunction to immediately stop Biden’s Title IX Rule from taking effect. Alleging imminent and irreparable harm, they ask the Court briefing to be completed by the week of June 3, 2024, and for a preliminary injunction hearing to be held that same week.

Statement from America First Legal President Stephen Miller:

“We are asking the federal district court to grant an immediate injunction to halt the implementation of Biden’s attack on girls and women. Biden’s new Title IX rule would force girls in every public school in America to share restrooms, locker rooms, and private facilities with men. It would force onto millions of children the destructive and abusive ideology which holds drugs and mutilative surgery can reverse a child’s gender and make boys into girls and girls into boys. We are privileged to work in partnership with Texas and the indomitable Ken Paxton to seek the urgent termination of this lawless decree.” said Stephen Miller.

Statement from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton:

“Texas is asking the court to put an immediate stop to Biden’s outrageous, unlawful assault on women’s rights. Biden cannot violate the Constitution to subvert Title IX protections for women in his effort to accommodate the fringe demands of ‘transgender’ movement activists.” said Attorney General Paxton.

Read the amended complaint here, the preliminary injunction here, and the exhibits here.

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