Heritage Expert: Illegal Title IX Rule Erases Women, Ignores the Constitution.

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Heritage Expert: Illegal Title IX Rule Erases Women, Ignores the Constitution.

Apr 19, 2024 1 min read

WASHINGTON—The Biden Administration today released its long-delayed Title IX regulation. The final rule’s broad interpretation of the term “sex” is guaranteed to completely upend the educational protections for women that they have enjoyed for more than 50 years.  

Heritage Foundation senior legal fellow and former Senior Counsel at the U.S. Department of Education Sarah Parshall Perry made the following statement: 

“Title IX—which was enacted to protect women and girls and provide them equal educational opportunities—has been manipulated so that gender activists and woke politicos can feel good about themselves. 

 

“Under the new rule, girls and women will no longer have any sex-separated bathrooms, locker rooms, housing accommodations, or other educational programs. Women’s sports are likely endangered too. Any education institution, including many private schools that receive even nominal federal funding, will be affected by this rule. 

 

“The rule also erases other important protections, like due process protections for students accused of sexual misconduct, free speech protections for students and teachers who don’t want to use ‘preferred pronouns,’ and parents' right to know if their child is in the process of a gender identity ‘social transition’ at school. 

 

“Lawmakers should not allow this radical administration to erase women’s spaces, educational opportunities, and sports. Congress should challenge this rule by clearly defining men and women and stopping the Department of Education’s attempt to manipulate federal law to cater to a small, but vocal and well-funded minority.” 

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