The Biden administration on Thursday proposed strengthening protections for transgender students under Title IX and overhauling controversial Trump-era guidance on how schools should handle sexual assault cases.
The new rules would clarify that Title IX’s protections against discrimination apply to sexual orientation and gender identity and that preventing someone from participating in a school program or activity consistent with their gender identity would be in violation of the law. Title IX, a landmark piece of legislation that was signed into law 50 years ago Thursday, prohibits sex discrimination at federally funded schools.
President Joe Biden said in a statement Thursday that Title IX “transformed our
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