The Biden Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that all state and local agencies that receive federal funding for meals, a category that includes schools, must not discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
In a press release dated May 5, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) announced it would now interpret the ban on discrimination based on sex included in Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and food-related legislation and programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly the Food Stamp program, to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
In line with @POTUS’ sex and gender identity anti-discrimination executive order, we are working to ensure our @USDANutrition programs are open, accessible and help promote food and nutrition security, regardless of demographics ➡️ https://t.co/6QxJ7oFEak pic.twitter.com/lQNryOxYYU
— Dept. of Agriculture (@USDA) May 5, 2022
The interpretation means schools that receive funding through the federal school lunch program could face the loss of those funds if they prohibit biological males who claim to identity as female from using girls’ bathrooms.
Biden Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said in a statement:
USDA is committed to administering all its programs with equity and fairness, and serving those in need with the highest dignity. A key step in advancing these principles is rooting out discrimination in any form – including discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. At the same time, we must recognize the vulnerability of the LGBTQI+ communities and provide them with an avenue to grieve any discrimination they face. We hope that by standing firm against these inequities we will help bring about much-needed change.
As a result of USDA’s interpretation of sex discrimination, the agency says all “state and local agencies, program operators and sponsors that receive funds from FNS must investigate allegations of discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation.”
“Those organizations must also update their non-discrimination policies and signage to include prohibitions against discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation,” the notice states.
The move is part of the Biden administration’s push to embed gender ideology into federal law.
On the day of his inauguration, Biden signed an executive order that seeks to fight perceived discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation.
Biden’s effort to normalize the transgender lifestyle has even included an endorsement of “gender-affirming care” for children and adolescents who claim discomfort with their biological sex. Such “care” includes the administration of puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and body-mutilating surgeries such as elective double mastectomies and castrations.
To transgender Americans of all ages, I want you to know that you are so brave. You belong. I have your back. pic.twitter.com/mD4F0m3rU1
— President Biden (@POTUS) March 31, 2022
“Whether you are grocery shopping, standing in line at the school cafeteria, or picking up food from a food bank, you should be able to do so without fear of discrimination,” said Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services Deputy Under Secretary Stacy Dean, according to the USDA announcement. “No one should be denied access to nutritious food simply because of who they are or how they identify.”
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Susan Berry, PhD, is national education editor at The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected].
The issuing of food has nothing to do with identity! This is indirect blackmail to drive insane policies in our schools—especially in elementary schools! If a person is in need of food they will receive it no matter how they identify, but you still use the locker room or bathroom with the genitalia you have!
The way this reads, non- transgender students will be denied access to food if transgenders aren’t allowed into bathrooms of their choice.
Just another reason to dismantle the Department of Education. Send the money to the parents and let them choose the school they want to send their children too or start home schooling alone or with others. We know that home schooled children are so far ahead of those students in our public education system under the DOE. Time to move on and try something different.
“The only way you deserve to be fed is to agree to an insane government ideology.” We have not even digested the latest school shooting of children and we are being force fed a diet that will make conditions worse. Our children are growing up in homes with one stressed out parent and little supervision. Our government is forcing ridiculous laws upon a population that has been in virtual lock down for nearly two years, causing inflation, huge price increases in gasoline prices and scarcities for food, because they are going save us from disease and stop climate change. Extreme violence is on our screens and children videos every day. Our little girls are being taught that they are sex objects – their only defense is to become a boy. Almost half of the male population watch porno material every week. Women are parading the streets so they can legally kill the children in their womb. Now we hear from a leading government minister that he wants no more prayers. It is laughable to believe that we are going to sort out this mess when we banish the one person that can solve our dilemma – God.
By November we’ll have this fixed. Get the perverts out.
Looks like a lawsuit waiting to be filed.
So this is what being a democrat is all about, abortion and gender identity while they fiddle their way to power and the our country burns to the ground!
Again, Biden and his ilk promoting dependency. Joe, or his telepromter programmer, needs to cite a specific example where a child was denied a school lunch because of their gender identification. Further, take it a step further, identify the school, any school, that requires a student to gender identify. Joe is a demented liar.
We Americans have had ENOUGH of this dysfunctional crap! We’re done with again, les, Trans, Lgbtqrs in OUR NATION.