SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing the Biden administration over its guidance for employers concerning their workers’ gender identities.
The guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was sent out June 15.
It requires employers to allow exceptions on the usage of bathrooms, showers, locker rooms, dress codes and personal pronouns based on the gender their employees claim to be.
Paxton’s lawsuit claims the EEOC guidance is unlawful and amounts to a federal power grab.
He claims it unlawfully increases the scope of liability for all employers, including the State of Texas in it’s capacity as an employer.
Paxton released the following statement:
“States should be able to choose protection of privacy for their employers over subjective views of gender, and this illegal guidance puts many women and children at risk,” Attorney General Paxton said. “If the Biden Administration thinks they can force states to comply with their political agenda, my office will fight against their radical attempt at social change. These backdoor attempts to force businesses, including the State of Texas, to align with their beliefs is unacceptable.”