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Texas Lawsuit Against Federal LGBT Guidance Clears Early Hurdle

May 27, 2022, 6:14 PM

The state of Texas’ lawsuit challenging Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidance allowing exceptions for LGBT employees from workplace policies on bathrooms, dress codes, and locker rooms survived its first major court test.

Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk of the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas mostly rejected the federal government’s request to dismiss the suit Friday, largely disagreeing with its arguments that he lacked jurisdiction to hear the case.

Texas sued the EEOC over its June 2021 guidance interpreting the US Supreme Court’s landmark 2020 ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County that federal anti-bias law prohibits job discrimination based ...