Christian College Sues Biden Administration Over New Transgender Policy


A Christian school located in Springfield, Mo., College of the Ozarks, has filed a federal lawsuit against the Biden administration on April 15. This lawsuit is on the ground that a new federal policy breaches the U.S. Constitution by compelling the school to open their dorms and shared shower spaces to students who identify as the opposite sex.

This new federal policy is a directive by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that prevents segregation on the ground of sexual orientation and gender identity. The directive was issued in respect to an LGBT-themed executive order by President Biden. 

It demands the college to allow biological males who identifies as females to: 
-Live in residence halls reserved for biological females.

-Be placed as roommates of biological females.

-Use single-sex communal shower rooms reserved for biological females.

In the lawsuit, the college stated that the directive has an adverse effect on the rights of the college’s students and employees. This includes their ‘’privacy, religious, liberty, educational, professional, associational, and recreational interests.” 

More so, if the college decides to obey the directive, it would cause “extreme mental and emotional distress and anxiety” on students and employees, the suit says.

The lawsuit says the college “has long been guided by a Biblical worldview that all people should be treated with dignity, grace, and holy love, whatever their sexual beliefs.”

Still, the college teaches that “sex as determined at birth, is a person’s God-given, objective gender, whether or not it differs from their internal sense of ‘gender identity,’ and it bases this teaching” on the Bible.

Furthermore, the lawsuit says that the Biden administration directive goes against the college’s constitutionally guaranteed freedoms of religion, speech, association and assembly. The suit prefers that schools with religious objections should be excluded.

The college is therefore seeking that the directive is annulled. They will be represented by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). The senior counsel of ADF, Julie Marie Blake, said.

"The government cannot and should not force schools to open girls’ dorms to males based on its politically motivated and inappropriate redefinition of ‘sex’. Women shouldn’t be forced to share private spaces – including showers and dorm rooms – with males, and religious schools shouldn’t be punished simply because of their beliefs about marriage and biological sex. 

"Government overreach by the Biden administration continues to victimize women, girls, and people of faith by gutting their legal protections, and it must be stopped."

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