Title IX Regulations Add Protections for Transgender Students

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Published on April 19, 2024 - Duration: 01:31s

Title IX Regulations Add Protections for Transgender Students

Title IX Regulations Add Protections , for Transgender Students.

Title IX prohibits "sex-based discrimination at government-funded schools," 'The Hill' reports.


On April 19, the Biden administration revealed the last of its changes to the federal civil rights law.


The new regulations expand how sex discrimination is defined, now including sexual orientation and gender identity.


These final regulations build on the legacy of Title IX by clarifying that all our nation’s students can access schools that are safe, welcoming, and respect their rights.

, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, via statement.

The update also reinstates "protections for student survivors of sexual assault and harassment" which were changed under President Trump, 'The Hill' reports.

Catherine Lhamon, the Education Department’s assistant secretary for civil rights, .

Says the new rules will help schools respond to "all sex discrimination, not limited to sexual harassment.".

Biden's final changes to Title IX are sure to be condemned by Republicans who view transgender protections as failing to protect cisgender women and girls.

The new changes will take effect Aug.


The Biden administration has not yet finalized an additional rule pertaining to sports eligibility.


Since 2021, 24 states have passed laws prohibiting transgender student-athletes from playing on sports teams that align with their gender identity

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Title IX

United States federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in federally-funded education programs

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