Title IX
The latest news about Title IX, a portion of the Education Amendment of 1972 that includes language prohibiting discrimination based on sex. Since Title IX was passed, millions of female athletes have participated in sports programs in high school and college, while the college graduation rate for women has increased by 40%. Critics argue that it is the greatest piece of legislation to support women's rights since women's suffrage. A 2012 case determined Title IX's prohibition of discrimination on sex extends to gender identity, and therefore protects transgender people.
Trans Woman Wins Landmark Settlement in S.D. Discrimination Suit
September 16 2013 3:54 PM ET

Trans Woman Wins Landmark Settlement in S.D. Discrimination Suit

Sunnivie Brydum

Cori McCreery will be awarded $50,000 and her former employer must formally apologize after she was terminated from a job when she announced her plans to transition in 2010.

ACLU Backs Trans Nursing Student Told to Use Bathroom In Storage Closet
August 26 2013 4:53 PM ET

ACLU Backs Trans Nursing Student Told to Use Bathroom In Storage Closet

Sunnivie Brydum

A technical school in Clearwater, Fla., violated Title IX of the Civil Rights Act when it ordered a nursing student to use a separate bathroom because she is transgender, says the ACLU.

Trans Woman Wins Employment Discrimination Suit Using Civil Rights Act
July 15 2013 7:56 PM ET

Trans Women Win Discrimination Suits Using Civil Rights Act

Sunnivie Brydum

For the first time in history, the federal government is standing behind transgender employees who say they've been discriminated against because of their gender identity.

WATCH: A Trans Veteran Explains Why We Need ENDA
July 11 2013 4:50 PM ET

WATCH: A Trans Veteran Explains Why We Need ENDA

Sunnivie Brydum

Meet Mia Macy, a veteran and former police officer who was rejected from a job with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms because she is transgender.

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