Earlier this year, the Office of Civil Rights within the U.S. Department of Education proposed an expansion of Title IX that would apply to schools that receive federal money, which is the vast majority of schools in Ohio.
As AFN has reported, this expansion aims to have the definition of "sex" include "sexual orientation" and "gender identity," destroying protections for female students under the original 1972 Title IX law. Implementation would essentially criminalize those who do not go along with the ideology, including parents of the children who are gender-dysphoric and students in the same classrooms with children who are gender-dysphoric.
Debating since September on a resolution denouncing the expanded definition of Title IX, board members remain at odds. Linda Harvey of Mission America reports that several members of the board have used stall tactics to avoid a vote on fellow board member Brenda Shea's resolution opposing the pro-transgender changes. Instead, board President Charlotte McGuire submitted a weak, watered-down resolution that eliminated most of Shea's motion.
"We need to make sure people know, before the election, how uninformed and propagandized, apparently, some of our board members are in accepting any part of this this radical gender ideology," Harvey asserts.
She thinks many on the board wanted to avoid going on record as rejecting Biden's agenda before the upcoming midterm elections.
"The LGBTQ activists are positioning it as something that is already law, which it is not; that is the first lie," Harvey continues. "That this is a matter of safety and protection -- that's the second lie."
Harvey adds that these are "foolish and irrational talking points."
The board will be taking up the resolution issue later this month, after the midterm elections.