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Department of Education Expected to Expand Title IX Protections to Transgender Students

Department of Education Expected to Expand Title IX Protections to Transgender Students

“Such revisions would align Title IX with the priorities of the Biden administration, which has taken a progressive position on transgender rights since the beginning of its term.”

Have you noticed that the Biden administration is working very hard to reach out to the transgender community recently?

Campus Reform reports:

Dep. of Education to expand Title IX protections to transgender students

The Department of Education (DOED) is expected to extend Title IX protections to transgender students, a move that would reflect the Biden administration’s stance on gender ideology.

Revisions were originally proposed last fall and the DOED announced that the regulation would be finalized in April.

However, The Washington Posreported Wednesday that no information has been released regarding the approved content.

According to the abstract of the Fall 2021 proposal, Title IX would be extended to protect against discrimination on account of sexual orientation and gender identity, thus opening the door to include transgenderism within the same protections that apply to biological sex.

According to the Post, the new regulation will define “discrimination on the basis of sex” as including “sex stereotypes, sex-related characteristics (including intersex traits), pregnancy or related conditions, sexual orientation, and gender identity,” according to The Washington Post. 

Such revisions would align Title IX with the priorities of the Biden administration, which has taken a progressive position on transgender rights since the beginning of its term.

“The Department plans to propose to amend its regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972… consistent with the priorities of the Biden-Harris Administration,” the abstract reads.

The priorities pertain to two Executive Orders signed by President Joe Biden in his first term that prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

The Biden administration’s first executive order, EO 13988, states its opposition to discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Biden signed the order on his first day in office, further signifying the issue as a top priority of his administration.

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Of course. Give them power, they’ll use it.

Government needs to be hugely reduced in size.

Protect the tiny transgender population, or punish the 99% of the population that is not in the midst of gender dysphoria?

Trans people are electorally irrelevant. This was never about them, it’s about using them as a cudgel against everybody else.

The Gentle Grizzly | April 3, 2022 at 4:06 pm

I’m sure glad that Ronald Reagan both of the bushes and Donald Trump kept their promise to get rid of government agencies. And that included the department of education. I think our next Republican president just may do it. Or not…

    henrybowman in reply to The Gentle Grizzly. | April 3, 2022 at 4:59 pm

    And watch out, Obamacare. Your days are numbered.

      gibbie in reply to henrybowman. | April 4, 2022 at 10:03 am

      The basic structure of Obamacare was not bad. Some parts were horrible (e.g. forcing nuns to pay for birth control). Republicans broke a significant part of it without enacting anything better.

      https://www.usnews.com/opinion/policy-dose/articles/2017-05-30/republicans-raised-your-health-care-premiums-not-obamacare

      Whether or not you believe that article, what is the Republican plan to reform health care and health insurance?

      My opinion is that the person most likely to be able to lead a reform of health care and health insurance was/is Donald Trump, and that the sabotage of Trump by the wicked leftist democrats (and the wicked deep state republicans) is what made it impossible.

      Prove me wrong. No broken bones, please.

        Vancomycin in reply to gibbie. | April 4, 2022 at 3:00 pm

        Such B.S.

        It’s *wrong*, and to FORCE PEOPLE TO BUY SOMETHING AT THEIR EXPENSE that they may not want or be able to afford.

        And yes, I’m shouting. It’s on purpose. This bullshit is actually evil. You’re evil if you think it’s a good idea. You’re evil if you THOUGHT it was a good idea.

        healthguyfsu in reply to gibbie. | April 4, 2022 at 8:39 pm

        Health care was in need of tort reform and interstate commerce to provide competitive forces into the market.

        Right now, insurance companies and health care providers negotiate prices but both don’t use market forces to do so. That alone created momentum for Obamacare that could have been fixed by something better that addressed the root of the problem.

        NO ONE in Congress wanted to fix that because it would derail a tasty gravy train.

Taking this step under Title IX is a blessing. Fraternities and Sororities are excluded from Title IX. If the Biden administration were successful in the litigation to resurrect the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and then claim that it covered transgendered rights, there would be a much broader impact.

Maybe Biden is getting ready to transition himself.

He’s so far out of it, he won’t know the difference.

healthguyfsu | April 4, 2022 at 1:34 am

Transgenders identify with a gender other than their biological sex but do identify with a gender.

If challenged and overturned, a court should find that there is no plaintiff to countersue with standing since anyone that identifies with one of the two genders of reality are covered under Title IX.

Besides, discrimination on the basis of “sex” uses a clearly defined biological term, not a fluff pseudoscience psychobabble term. Literally everyone is covered by the two sexes, so there is no plaintiff with standing.

healthguyfsu | April 4, 2022 at 1:36 am

How many duped college kids continue to vote Dem for things like “getting rid of their student loans”

Yes, this kind of priority will surely get it done (Hint: this move won’t be cost neutral by a long shot). 1% or less of a problematic student population can be very costly.

Yes, unfortunately, there are one issue voters but I guess I am too. The 2nd Amendment and adherence to the Constitution

    healthguyfsu in reply to billi. | April 4, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    Well that’s not one issue….there’s a lot of good stuff in that document if it isn’t trampled on.

Seems to me that altering what is covered by a statute is something only Congress can do by legislation. How can they do this by rule?

Just watch, if this survives, all the state-level rules barring guys pretending to be girls from women’s sports will be attacked as violating Title IX.

    healthguyfsu in reply to Idonttweet. | April 4, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    It’s complicated.

    The original sport guidance did not come from legislation. It came from agency guidance from unelected bureaucracy in the DOE….and if you dare mess with it you are sexist bigot!

    It’s also been used to justify all of the gender studies BS we have now in colleges wasting away at our educational capital.

Given the craven lack of interest in protecting biological women in sports, the locker room, or bathroom, this may come down to eventually being resolved in the “old fashioned American way” – in court, for very big bucks. If you get a biological man in women’s basketball doing permanent damage to a much smaller woman and a lawsuit for $100 million, that might get some attention. Lawsuits for rapes might work as well.

Doesn’t the statute have to be amended by Congress rather than Biden doing it by fiat?

Explain how the executive branch can change a law written by the legislative branch. Title 9 mentions nothing of gender identity, only actual sex/gender which had the same definition as sex prior to the recent liberal woke movement. It requires the same opportunities for women as for men, not trans, gay, or anything else.

    tbonesays in reply to rwingjr. | April 4, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    the regulatory state has been called the 4th branch of govt once the Legislature delegates rule making authority to an agency. The courts generally rubber stamp their regulations unless they go outside the lines. The Congressmen who passed Title IX were very surprised to learn that they had cancelled many mens’ college sports.

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