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Oct. 14, 2022
In State of Texas v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Texas sued the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. It challenged new EEOC guidance on sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination, issued in the wake of Bostock, that would require Texas, as an employer, to permit employees to use bathrooms and pronouns according to their self-identified genders. Texas also challenged new HHS guidance prohibiting the state from mandating, as it had been doing, that certain youth sex change procedures be reported as potential child abuse. On October 1, 2022, the District Court predominantly found for Texas on a motion for summary judgment, holding that the EEOC and HHS guidances were unlawful and unenforceable. Read more about the case here...