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Title “None”: No protections for girls and women as White House plays word games in Title IX

Monday is the last day to submit public comments regarding the proposed changes.

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Undoing of women's rights

The women’s rights movement fought for and secured the rights of women and girls equal with men.  The power of the 1972 Title IX law that protects women and girls from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities will be rerouted to subjective and non-biological gender identities, which will flout the intent and outcomes that have protected and empowered females for 50 years.

The Biden administration’s new proposed rules for Title IX—a 1972 law that protects women from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities—seeks to expand the definition of sex to include gender identity which means that males who identify as females would also be covered under Title IX.

Sex vs. gender identity

Gender symbols and combinations

Gender symbols and combinations

Title IX 1972

Title IX guarantees equality for boys and girls in any education program that receives funding from the federal government. This has been applied to college athletics, sexual assault and harassment, employment, financial aid, and more.

Lia Thomas

Penn's Lia Thomas holds the trophy after winning the 500-yard freestyle at the NCAA championships. Thomas is a biological male and the first known transgender woman to win an NCAA swimming championship.

The First Amendment

The First Amendment guarantees freedoms of religion, expression, assembly, the press and the right to petition.  Freedom of expression is guaranteed under the amendment, which includes prohibiting Congress from stopping an individual to speak freely.

Kids at pride parade

Seattle, WA - June 24, 2017: Seattle Pride parade showing kids holding signs of pride.

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