Human Rights Campaign Renews Calls for LGBTQ Equality on Title IX Anniversary

by Wyatt Ronan

WASHINGTON — As today marks the 49th anniversary of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David released the following statement to honor the historic moment:

Forty-nine years ago, the enactment of Title IX advanced a core tenet of our nation’s values by determining thatno 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 educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Without this groundbreaking law, vulnerable populations across the country — including women and LGBTQ people — would be shut out of opportunities that allow them to learn and thrive in an environment free from discrimination.

Today, with some states seeking to make it harder for LGBTQ students -- particularly transgender students -- to learn in an environment free from discrimination, we’re reminded that the battle for equality is not yet won. As the largest civil rights organization dedicated to LGBTQ rights, the Human Rights Campaign commends President Joe Biden for joining the fight with us. Together, we will persist until we fulfill the promise of Title IX and create a world of opportunity for all.

Alphonso David, Human Rights Campaign President

In June, President Biden directed the Department of Education to conduct a comprehensive review of Title IX regulations to address the discriminatory changes made by the Trump administration and ensure LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in environments free of harassment and discrimination. For more information on Title IX, visit here.

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