A judge has just ruled that the College of the Ozarks, a Christian liberal arts college in Point Lookout, Missouri, must allow biological males who identify as female to share showers and dorm rooms with biological females.
The school was seeking a temporary injunction that would exempt it from the rule implemented by the Biden Administration until the college’s case was heard in a federal court.
The college, that is being represented by Alliance Defending Freedom, said it would appeal the ruling.
The Blaze provides more details:
After President Joe Biden issued an executive order titled, “Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation” in January, the Department of Housing and Urban Development put forward a directive in line with the administration’s new interpretation of “sex.”
The directive holds that entities covered by the Fair Housing Act cannot discriminate against someone based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Meaning that a transgender person who is biologically male but identifies as a female must be permitted to share dormitory spaces such as bedrooms, bathrooms, and showers with female students.
“The government cannot and should not force schools to open girls’ dorms to males based on its politically motivated and inappropriate redefinition of ‘sex,'” Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Julie Marie Blake said in a statement. The religious liberty law firm is representing the school in its legal fight.
Meanwhile, in California, a District Court approved a settlement between the state of California and Harvest Rock Church and Harvest International Ministry that had taken the government to court over its unconstitutional ban on church services during the COVID lockdowns.
Under the agreement, California will pay the two ministries $1.35 million to cover their legal fees and as well agreed to no longer discriminate against churches by banning church services while allowing secular events and services to continue.