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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.

Attorney Asaf Orr (pictured) pens an open letter to his former client — the student who filed the first trans-related lawsuit alleging a violation of Title IX.

May 23 2016 5:27 AM

Oklahoma Republicans want to impeach President Obama for protecting trans students. But first they want to make sure no God-fearing Christian student is forced to share a bathroom with a trans classmate. 

May 20 2016 6:25 PM

The families, represented by right-wing attorneys, claim the federal government's policies on trans students amount to "discrimination" against cisgender students.

May 06 2016 6:29 PM

Activists are demanding that California's Biola University and Oklahoma Baptist University withdraw waivers the schools requested to ignore Title IX protections against sex-based discrimination. 

February 09 2016 4:50 PM

Transgender students in Nebraska must now obtain approval from their school and a separate committee of doctors and psychiatrists to participate in activities that correspond with their true gender. 

January 16 2016 8:00 AM

Oklahoma Wesleyan University president Everett Piper says he's 'proud' to discriminate against transgender students.

January 06 2016 3:53 PM

There has been a spike in requests for waivers from compliance with federal nondiscrimination requirements.

December 06 2015 8:00 AM
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