Biden administration and conservatives dig in for Title IX fight

Following a court setback, the Biden administration and conservative activists are both gearing up for a battle over a proposed reinterpretation of Title IX guidance designed to protect transgender students.

The Education Department ‘s directives offer protections from discrimination based on gender and sexual orientation and would have extended protections for transgender people to use locker rooms and bathrooms in schools, as well as join sports teams that correspond to their gender identity. However, conservatives have pushed back , arguing that the guidance violates the Administrative Procedures Act as well as the First and 10th amendments.

“As we look to the next 50 years, I am committed to protecting this progress and working to achieve full equality, inclusion, and dignity for women and girls, LGBTQI+ Americans, all students, and all Americans,” President Joe Biden said in a statement marking the 50th anniversary of Title IX. “My administration will continue to fight tirelessly to realize the promise of Title IX — that every person deserves an opportunity to pursue their education free from discrimination and realize their full potential.”

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