This week read about Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney regretting opposing gay marriage in the past, and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton suing the Biden administration over pro-transgender guidance.
Rep. Liz Cheney Says She Was Wrong for Opposing Gay Marriage
On Sept. 26, Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney appeared on CBS News’ “60 Minutes” for an interview and said she was wrong for her past opposition to gay marriage.
In 2013, Cheney broke with her family due to her opposition to gay marriage, the Associated Press reported. Her opposition damaged her relationship with her sister who is a married lesbian. Her sister’s spouse, Heather Poe, wrote a post on Facebook that read, “I always thought freedom meant freedom for EVERYONE.”
During the CBS interview, Cheney said her opposition was misguided and made a reference to Poe’s 2013 post.
“I was wrong. I was wrong,” she said. “It’s a very personal issue — and very personal for my family. I believe that my dad was right. And my sister and I have had that conversation … Freedom means freedom for everybody.”
Though she has announced her changed position on marriage rights and her criticisms of former President Donald Trump, Cheney is still opposed to gun control, abortion and the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
Attorney General Sues Biden Admin. Over Anti-Trans Discrimination Law
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Photo via Facebook.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing the Biden administration over recent federal guidance meant to protect transgender people in the workplace.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance should have access to bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers that align with their gender identity. Employees are also subject to the uniform policy of their gender identity. The guidance also states that consistent misuse of a person’s pronouns and name can qualify as harassment.
The lawsuit states that requiring employees to use their trans colleagues’ preferred pronouns “would cause Texas to violate its employees’ free speech rights.”
In a statement, Paxton said that the guidance is “illegal” and an “unacceptable” attempt “to force businesses, including the State of Texas, to align with their beliefs.”
“If the Biden Administration thinks they can force states to comply with their political agenda, my office will fight against their radical attempt at social change. These backdoor attempts to force businesses, including the State of Texas, to align with their beliefs is unacceptable.”
The Texas suit was filed last week and joined 20 similar lawsuits filed by other states, the Advocate reported.