Judge Roseann Ketchmark, a federal judge in Western Missouri has ruled against the College of the Ozarks in their attempt to disallow biologically born men who are now transgender to share bathrooms and shower wiht women.
The college had challenged Biden’s January 20th executive order, which prevented schools from denying children access to bathrooms of their choosing.
Julie Marie Blake, senior counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), told reporters following the ruling Wednesday evening “Women shouldn’t be forced to share private spaces, including showers and dorm rooms with males, and religious schools shouldn’t be punished simply because of their beliefs about biological sex.”
She added “The Biden administration’s overreach continues to victimize women, girls and people of faith by gutting their legal protections, and it must be stopped.”
Per the Daily Caller “the College of the Ozarks filed the lawsuit against Biden and the Department of Housing and Urban Development in April, two months after Biden signed the order. The school had argued that the government cannot force a private religious school to place biological males into female dormitories.”
If they choose to violate Biden’s order, they could face six figure fines.
College of the Ozarks Chief Communications Officer Valerie Coleman said during the Wednesday press briefing “While we are disappointed in today’s ruling, we expect to appeal so that schools are not forced to open girls dorms to males and violate their religious beliefs.”
“We will continue to fight,” she added.