Human Rights Campaign Applauds DOJ’s Clarification That Title IX Applies to LGBTQ Americans
Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization — responded to the news from the Department of Justice clarifying that Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation in federally-funded education institutions.
President Biden’s Executive Order 13988, which instructs agencies to implement the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County, requires a review of all polices, regulations, and other agency actions addressing discrimination on the basis of sex to determine applicability to sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination. In today’s memorandum, the Department of Justice concluded that Title IX’s prohibition on sex discrimination also covers LGBTQ students, and cleared the path for robust enforcement by the Department of Education to prevent and combat such discrimination.
There are so far 192 anti-LGBTQ bills under consideration in state legislatures across the country. Of those, 93 directly target transgender people.
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