Republicans vow to fight Biden's pro-homosexual and transgender agenda

Republicans vow to fight Biden's pro-homosexual and transgender agenda

Republicans vow to fight Biden's pro-homosexual and transgender agenda

President Joe Biden's education secretary, Miguel Cardona, announced on Thursday that the Biden administration plans to bring in new rules to enhance the rights of LGBTQ students.

For the first time, the rules would formally protect LGBTQ students under Title IX. Nothing in the 1972 law explicitly addresses the topic, but the new proposal would clarify that the law applies to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

The proposal is almost certain to be challenged by conservatives, and it is expected to lead to new legal battles over the rights of transgender students in schools, especially in sports. It now faces a public feedback period before the administration can finalize any changes, meaning the earliest the policy is likely to take effect is next year.

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Bowing to transgender-rights activists, the Biden administration is proposing radical changes to Title IX law that are being both mocked and denounced for cowering to left-wing wokeness.

Nicole Hudgens, of the Family Policy Alliance, says American women are witnessing the U.S. Dept. of Education redefine the word “sex” in Title IX to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

The announcement on Thursday coincided with the anniversary of Title IX becoming law a half-century after women demanded equality in high school and collegiate sports programs.

Hudgens, Nicole (Family Policy Alliance) Hudgens

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance," Title IX states.

“What that looks like on the policy level,” she warns, “is that K-through-college males that identify as females will have access to showers, locker rooms, bathrooms, and more."

The announcement from the Biden administration involves a 60-day public comment period and could still be revised before becoming final.

It would make clear that “preventing someone from participating in school programs and activities consistent with their gender identity would cause harm in violation of Title IX,” according to the department. More specific rules dealing with the rights of transgender students in school sports will be released later, the department said.

The definition of sexual harassment would be expanded to cover a wider range of misconduct. Schools would be required to address any allegation that creates a “hostile environment” for students, even if the misconduct arises off campus. Most college employees, including professors and coaches, would be required to notify campus officials if they learn of potential sex discrimination.

Republicans in Congress were quick to denounce the proposal. Rep. Virginia Foxx of North Carolina, the top Republican on the House Education and Labor Committee, said the rules will “demolish due process rights and the safety of young women and girls across the country, with promised regulations still to come to undermine women’s access to athletic opportunities.”

In a letter to Cardona on Thursday, attorneys general in 18 Republican-led states pushed against protections for transgender students, saying it would “destroy women's sports.” The group, led by Montana and Indiana, vowed to fight the changes “with every available tool in our arsenal.”

“American women and girls deserve better," the attorneys general wrote. "And if this Administration won’t commit to protecting women’s rights under Title IX, rest assured, we will.”