Utah joins lawsuit over anti-discrimination measures in school lunch programs

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes has joined a lawsuit challenging the Biden administration’s inclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity in anti- discrimination in school meal programs.

The 22-state lawsuit argues that the Biden administration is overstepping its authority by adding sexual orientation and gender identity to anti-discrimination provisions in federal subsidized school lunch programs. They argue that any changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program should be made by Congress.

The litigation is being led by Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slattery III.

“This case involves, once again, a federal agency attempting to change the law, which is the exclusive prerogative of Congress,” he said in a statement. “The USDA simply does not have that authority. We have successfully challenged the Biden administration’s other attempts to rewrite the law and we will challenge it as well.”

Other states included in the lawsuit are: Indiana, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas , Virginia and West Virginia.

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