The Biden administration released its sweeping revision of Trump-era changes to Title IX that would require schools nationwide to join the sweeping transgender agenda.
Biden’s revisions would expand federal gender equity rules to include transgender ideology and weaken the Trump administration’s due process requirements for students accused of misconduct.
The proposed rules would expand the ban on sex discrimination and enshrine the trans agenda by including assumed sexual identity and natural gender. Current Title IX regulations do not mention transgender people.
“Our proposed amendments would fully protect students from all forms of gender discrimination, instead of limiting certain protections to sexual harassment alone, and would make it clear that those protections include discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity,” Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said Thursday. according to NBC News.
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If implemented, all schools that receive federal funding would ostensibly be required to allow men claiming to be women into girls’ locker rooms and bathrooms and would require schools to allow men claiming to be women girls in women’s sports teams. This would run counter to a growing number of states that have banned transgender girls from playing school sports with born girls.
Currently, 13 states have laws prohibiting transgender female athletes from participating in school sports at one level or another. And nine more are either in the process of adopting similar legislation or have regulations in place that have not yet entered into force.
A group of conservative civil liberties organizations has denounced Biden’s proposed changes, saying the new rules ‘would deprive girls and women of equal athletic opportunities by requiring schools to allow biological boys and men to compete. in women’s athletics.
In a letter sent to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, the group said traditional gender separations would become “illegal” under the rule.
“For schools, this means women’s sports teams, restrooms and locker rooms would be open to anyone who ‘identifies’ as female, and vice versa,” their letter warns. “Under new Department rules, segregating sports teams and intimate facilities on the basis of biological sex would be illegal. If a high school student states that they “identify” as a girl, the school would be required to allow them into the girls’ locker room while the girls are changing, or into the girls’ bathroom to use the facilities alongside his comrades. . Any attempt to prevent this would constitute discriminatory behavior prohibited by Title IX.
The groups also warned that the Biden proposal would undo “fundamental due process protections that have formed the bedrock of established civil rights jurisprudence for centuries.”
They were referring to new Biden rules that would severely weaken the rights of students accused of sexual harassment or misconduct by allowing colleges to refuse to allow students to cross-examine accusers and even refuse to hold live hearings on a charge. Additionally, schools would have the right to investigate and punish students for incidents that occur outside of school property where the school actually has no legal jurisdiction. Additionally, school investigators will also be allowed to determine the outcome of a case instead of just gathering the facts and evidence of the case. All of these provisions weaken the rights of the accused and go against the American precept of “innocent until proven guilty”.
The Biden proposal will now last for a sixty-day comment period during which the public will have an opportunity to speak before the settlement is finalized. The process will take months, and if Congress changes hands in November, a conservative-led legislative branch could put a stop to it all.
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