Transgender Mandates

Christian Employers File Lawsuit Against Biden’s Transgender Mandates

Earlier this week we reported how the Biden Administration has released mandates that would force Christian employers, in both non and for-profit, to provide health insurance that would pay for transgender reassignment surgeries, and much more. Well, the employers are fighting back.

According to John Solomon’s Just The News website, the Christian Employers Alliance is suing the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on behalf of Christian employers.

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The Christian Employers Alliance is a non-profit bent on protecting religious freedom in the workplace. The lawsuit is over the EEOC and HHS mandates that would cause employers to provide or perform sexual reassignment surgeries and hormonal therapies to their employees.

The Left Misinterprets Law to Pass Transgender Mandates

According to the EEOC, any business with more than 14 employees would have to  “provide employee health plans or health insurance coverage that covers gender transition surgeries and services, such as medical procedures to transition a biological male to a transgender female or to transition a biological female to a transgender male” and “requires coverage for other gender transition services such as supportive counseling/psychotherapy and cross-sex hormone therapy and treatment.”

The EEOC cites Title VII from the 1964 Civil Rights act to instate its mandate. But the Christian Employers Alliance begs to differ.  The Alliance Defending Freedom has filed a suit on behalf of the Christian Employers Alliance in the U.S. District Court of North Dakota’s Western Division.

The Complaint states that the EEOC has misinterpreted and improperly enforced Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. It also challenges the HHS’ “reinterpretation of ‘sex’ in federal law to include gender identity, thereby forcing religious healthcare providers to physically perform or facilitate gender transition surgeries and procedures, contrary to their deeply held beliefs.”

In a statement to the Press ADF Senior Counsel Matt Bowman stated, “Many religious employers — including the Christian Employers Alliance and all of its members —hold sincere beliefs that gender transition surgeries and procedures are morally wrong and  contradict their beliefs that God purposefully created humans as either a biological male or female and that a person’s biological sex is immutable.” He added, “By misinterpreting and improperly enforcing federal law, President Biden has far overreached his constitutional authority, to the detriment of people of faith across the country.”

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