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When Harry wants to be Sally: Proposed changes to Title IX seek to enshrine gender identity as reality

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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.

While U.S. citizens, and particularly women and parents, should be celebrating the golden jubilee of Title IX, marking 50 years of protection against sex discrimination, they are instead feverishly trying to stop the Biden administration from implementing sweeping changes to the 1972 federal civil rights law. The proposed regulations undermine the initial premise of Title IX, prohibiting sex discrimination in educational programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. These regulations will chill speech and enshrine gender identity as a reality, which could trump sex-based, freedom of speech and religious rights.

The new protected class

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Representative Patsy Mink of Hawaii, Title IX co-author

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.

2014: Transgender students get federal protection

Before Biden administration proposed changes to include gender identity and sexual orientation the Obama administration Department of Education extended Title IX coverage to transgender students

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Washington, D.C. United States 20 January 2022. Joe Biden United States President

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Deprivation of parental rights 

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