Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Mairead Elordi.
The Biden administration sent an internal email warning that transgender people face "increasing attacks"
just days after a trans-identified shooter killed six people at a Christian school in Nashville.
The email was sent by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a federal agency that works to enforce federal civil rights laws against workplace discrimination. The communication was obtained by the Heritage Foundation and shared with The Daily Wire.
"At a time when transgender individuals and their families face increasing attacks on their rights and basic humanity, it is critically important for the EEOC to continue enforcing the rights of transgender workers under the law,"
reads the email from EEOC Chairwoman Charlotte Burrows.
Burrows sent the email on March 31 to mark and celebrate "Transgender Day of Visibility,"
just four days after the Nashville shooting.
On March 27, a trans-identifying woman gunned down six people at a Christian school in Nashville, including three children.
The shooter was a former student and may have been partly motivated by a sense of "resentment,"
according to Nashville police.
Burrows, who includes her pronouns in her signature, said in the email that she is "pleased"
to share that the EEOC has sued a Buffalo restaurant that "subjected a young transgender worker to egregious harassment based on his gender identity."
"The harassment was led by one of the restaurant's owners and included offensive questions about the employee's genitalia, statements that he was not a 'real man,' and equating transgender status with pedophilia,"
Burrows wrote. "The employee was also repeatedly and intentionally referred to as 'she' or 'her' even though he presented as male from the beginning of his employment and clarified early on that he uses male pronouns."
Burrows also shared that the EEOC is updating its "nondiscrimination and inclusion"
policy on gender identity and sexual orientation to make it more inclusive. This includes a new gender identity and inclusion coordinator to help trans-identifying employees.
"Many thanks to each of you for all that you are doing to make the EEOC a safe and inclusive environment and a place where transgender workers can seek and obtain justice,"
Burrows concluded in her email.
The EEOC email was obtained by attorney Roman Jankowski who serves as senior investigative counsel for the Heritage Foundation's Oversight Project.
"I was disappointed to find out that even the EEOC doesn't actually believe in equality when it comes to religious discrimination,"
Jankowski told The Daily Wire.
"The administration's obsession with equality seems to ironically exclude groups it doesn't like - especially if they are Christians,"
Jankowski said. "The Chairwomen of the EEOC, Charlotte Burrows, appears to care more about the pronouns than the children massacred by a radical transgender shooter. At what point is the Biden Administration held accountable for their embrace of poisonous, divisive and violent ideology?"
President Biden has made it a priority to support gender ideology, even inviting a trans-identified influencer, a man who identifies as a woman, to the White House for a discussion last fall.
The gender issue has become a hot-button topic over the last several years as trans-identifying youth are on the rise and parents and medical professionals speak out about their concerns.