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The Biden administration is now holding schools hostage in order to force their radical transgender policies on schools, in an effort to fight back against Republican states which passed laws banning biological women from competing in female sports.

Beltway Confidential reported this morning that Biden is threatening to withhold school lunch money if schools don’t adopt their interpretation of Title IX, which is to define discrimination to include gender identity:

The Biden administration is backing its words with actions. Earlier this month, the Department of Agriculture announced that it would interpret Title IX to include sexual orientation and gender identity. This means schools will also be subject to this definition and that certain federally funded programs, such as school lunches, will be tied to it.

Schools that fail to follow the administration’s lead on transgender issues such as sports and bathrooms stand to lose billions, The Center Square reported. This may put schools in states with bills protecting women’s spaces and sports in a difficult position, as state law and requirements of federal funding conflict. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem already said on Twitter that she would take action in court if Biden follows through.

Here’s more via Fox News:

The Biden administration is using lunch money to hold ‘school districts hostage,’ the head of a conservative advocacy group said in response to the Department of Agriculture’s announcement that it would require certain schools to allow trans students to use the bathroom of their preferred gender.

Schools awarded money from the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), an agency within USDA, must specify in their policies that discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation is prohibited, the department announced in May. It also said allegations of such discrimination must be investigated.

“What you’re seeing here is really the Biden administration saying ‘you’re going to do what I want or I’m going to take your lunch money,’” Fight for Schools Executive Director Ian Prior told Fox News. “For the federal government to come in and really tie school nutrition and school lunch programs to this radical ideology is terrifying, and it’s appalling.”

The announcement “essentially amounts to the Biden administration holding states and local school districts hostage with school lunch money that goes to underprivileged youth in order to pass transgender non-discrimination policies,” Prior told Fox News.

The USDA said its announcement is part of President Biden’s executive order extending Title IX to include discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

“Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the locker room, or school sports,” the order states.

Prior told Fox News: “I honestly have no idea how providing food to children in schools is somehow connected to transgender policies. What we see here is the Biden administration using children as pawns in this social justice, gender ideology game that they are playing.”

The National School Lunch Program’s free and reduced meals help ensure impoverished students receive necessary nutrition.

This is just one example of how the federal government has gotten way too large. It has authority over so much that it can now threaten to starve children in order to push it’s radical transgender policies. It’s evil and Joe Biden is behind every bit of it.

Just as Noem suggested, you can bet a lot of Republican states will join a lawsuit to stop this horrific policy and I’ll be shocked if they don’t win eventually.