No, the Biden Administration Isn’t Betraying Its Support for LGBTQ Rights

The Department of Justice has a good reason for defending a religious exemption to Title IX.

No, the Biden Administration Isn’t Betraying Its Support for LGBTQ Rights

On Tuesday, the Department of Justice told a federal court that it intends to defend a federal law that allows private religious colleges and universities to discriminate against LGBTQ students. At first blush, the DOJ’s filing in Hunter v. Department of Education may seem surprising: President Joe Biden has, after all, promised to promote LGBTQ rights, including the rights to all students to receive an equal education. But the Biden administration’s move in Hunter should not be interpreted as a betrayal of these values. The Justice Department is not only following its general obligation to defend federal laws; it’s also trying to prevent a Christian organization from taking over the defense and mounting extreme arguments that could lead to a devastating subversion of civil rights law. Biden’s progressive supporters may be offended by the DOJ’s defense of discrimination, but the alternative is almost certainly worse.

3 thoughts on “No, the Biden Administration Isn’t Betraying Its Support for LGBTQ Rights

  1. It’s getting complicated, isn’t it. They just had a case in the UK with Maya Forstater, where TERFs and Gender Criticals are claiming victory. Except it’s not, I guess it’s kind of like this. The Judge said she entitled to have her beliefs, BUT, she cannot use those beliefs to harass and bully others. Although she’s having a employment tribunal, which is it should have been about. It’s not any worse and it’s not any better either. It’s interesting because the Judge was calling her transphobia a belief, a protected belief. Which again, shows that the Judge called it a belief too, like any Religion.

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