Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration has just introduced a new “gender pronoun” mandate for federal employees.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the new rules on Thursday.
The mandate will force all federal employees to comply with the chosen gender pronouns of people, even when it conflicts with their biological sex.
According to a Heritage Foundation expert and former HHS official, the new Biden mandate infringes upon employee rights.
The new policy will result in workers being fired for “misgendering,” warns Roger Severino, the Heritage Foundation’s vice president for domestic policy.
Speaking to Fox News, Severino, the former head of civil rights at HHS during the Trump administration, said that the “federal government is requiring its employees to speak falsehoods.”
However, the First Amendment protects federal employees from being required to speak falsehoods.
It also protects Americans from “being compelled to adopt a state-approved ideology and requiring people to deny their own faith.”
In a social media thread, Severino exposed the Biden Administration’s progressive agenda.
He argues that the Democrats are forcing “pure ideological conformity” on Americans.
HHS today imposed a transgender pronoun mandate on its employees who will now be forced to deny biological realities with their own words or face firing. Those with faith objections should immediately request religious accommodation and prepare to fight for your rights. pic.twitter.com/VW696MnE3y
— Roger Severino (@RogerSeverino_) October 11, 2023
Severino said he saw the push for radical reforms after Biden advocated for two executive orders in January 2021 and June 2022.
Both of those orders combat “gender discrimination” based on “gender identity.”
He told Fox that the “Orwellian” policy means that “misgendering” someone would be considered as violating the anti-discrimination law.
Such a violation can “get you fired,” he warned.
Severino also said that the new mandate poses a high issue to those who frequently use HHS locker rooms and restrooms.
“Men who identify as female have the right to get naked in front of female colleagues in the locker room.
“It used to be that if you allowed a man to get naked in front of a woman in the workplace, that is instantly a violation of civil rights law,” he stated.
“Now, the policy says to the women who may be uncomfortable with that situation, they’re the ones who have to leave.”
Severino argues that Biden’s policies are forcing the American people to “salute” to the radical “woke” agenda.
He told the outlet that he will continue to fight against Biden’s woke policies that force Americans to cite a “pledge of allegiance to the Rainbow flag.”