Federal Judge Sides With Biden, Rules Christian College Must Allow Biological Men To Share Showers With Women

Thomas Catenacci

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A federal judge ruled Wednesday that students of the opposite biological sex must be allowed to share shower spaces and dorms at a Christian college in Missouri.

Judge Roseann Ketchmark of the District Court of Western Missouri ruled against the College of the Ozarks, a Christian college which had sued President Joe Biden’s administration over its transgender discrimination policies, lawyers representing the school said Wednesday evening. The college had challenged Biden over his Jan. 20 executive order, which prevented schools from denying children access to bathrooms of their choosing.

“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,” Julie Marie Blake, senior counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), told reporters following the ruling Wednesday evening.

“The Biden administration’s overreach continues to victimize women, girls and people of faith by gutting their legal protections, and it must be stopped,” she continued.

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.

The college faces six-figure fines if it violates the Biden administration’s order.

School administrators said they expected to appeal Ketchmark’s decision.

“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,” College of the Ozarks Chief Communications Officer Valerie Coleman said during the Wednesday press briefing.

“We will continue to fight,” she said.

Biden’s executive order, which was among his first actions as president, was criticized by many who argued it would hurt women. They argued that the order chips away at Title IX protections that women and girls have enjoyed for 50 years.

However, supporters of the order applauded it as a win for LGBTQ Americans. They argued it recognized transgender civil rights.

“It is of great significance to the LGBTQ community that on their first day in office, this administration has made it clear that discrimination has no place in the federal government,” National LGBTQ Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey said in a statement.

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10 Replies to “Federal Judge Sides With Biden, Rules Christian College Must Allow Biological Men To Share Showers With Women”

  1. A judge who says it is correct does make it correct. I’m wondering where he/she studied and what constitutional rights he is interpreting in what way? And it would be interesting to see if he/she is getting paid to make such decisions . . . .

  2. The tyranny of the judges, in this time, will surely echo the bumbling, stumbling idiocy of the Biden pretend-presidency! Not a word in this story, however, about the legal basis upon which the judge made her decision … which makes sense, because there could not possibly be any! Democrats and their appointees are heavily invested in attempting to burn America to the ground.

  3. Since when was an Executive Order, particularly one from an illegitimate POTUS, legally enforceable in any State? EO’s are the legal equivalent of Post-It Notes.

  4. The commenters do not understand the basis of law.
    She did not judge on the basis of right or wrong only n the basis of ‘Lawful’.

    Does Biden have the lawful authority to make such a regulation.

    “This isn’t a court of justice son, this is a court of law”
    As folk rocker Billy Bragg sang in “Rotting on Remand”,

    It has always been that way.

    The Melian Dialogues.
    …. when these matters are discussed by practical people, the standard of justice depends on the equality of power to compel and that in fact the strong do what they have the power to do and the weak accept what they have to accept.


    PS : Roseann Ketchmark (A fine christian name) was appointed by Obama.
    What did you think she would rule?

  5. everyone in that college needs to withdraw and go elsewhere. that judge is a fool who must have been paid off.

  6. Did the judge rule that Biological Women have To Share Showers With men?
    what about the 100s of other “genders”?

  7. So, I would like to offer an idea for the judges and those who work in federal buildings that may offer showers. Let’s say uncle Joe works out and Nancy works out at the same time. If college students can or may have to in the future, share showers Let’s insist Biden and Pelosi must do the same. The Supreme Court should, if they ever here this case, would also need to co-shower.
    What judges would be the first to shower together????

    How but a picture of Joey and Nancy enjoying a shower? What would these pictures sell first?
    Saturday night live should do a whole show on “who’s showering with the pres?

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