When Supreme Court justices create new rights out of thin air, as Justice Neil Gorsuch did in expanding the 1964 Civil Rights Act to cover sexual orientation and gender identity in Bostock v. Clayton County, unintended consequences are a certainty.
Just two years later, Gorsuch’s dissembling opinion is bearing foul fruit. The Department of Agriculture has cited Bostock as the reason it will now be starving students if they attend schools that don’t hew to the LGBT agenda.
Specifically, the USDA announced last month that “consistent with the Supreme Court’s decision in Bostock v. Clayton County,” all state and local agencies that receive funds from the Food and Nutrition Service — this includes food stamps and the school lunch program — must now “update their non-discrimination policies and signage to include prohibitions against discrimination based in gender and sexual orientation.”
…That guidance would have forced all preschools, K-12 schools, and colleges and universities that receive federal funding to accept and, in effect, preach the fiction that gender is merely a social construct, totally separable from biological sex. Read more…