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.

The injunction applies only to the transgender students and faculty who filed suit, but the university had already announced it would not enforce the transphobic bathroom provisions of House Bill 2.

August 26 2016 7:26 PM

The ruling takes issue with how the Obama administration drafted its guidance, and it adheres strongly to a strictly binary understanding of gender. 

August 22 2016 3:04 PM Updated

Texas and 11 other states jumped the gun when they sued the federal government over trans-inclusive guidelines for public schools, the Obama administration argued in court today. 

August 12 2016 5:39 PM

Wednesday's stay issued by the Supreme Court means that Gavin Grimm, a transgender high school student in Virginia, cannot use the boys' bathroom at school.

August 04 2016 2:46 PM Updated

A Virginia school board must let a trans student use the boys' restroom, even as the district appeals the issue to the nation's highest court.

July 13 2016 3:27 PM Updated

Ken Paxton argues that parents have a right to know if their child may be transgender.

June 29 2016 7:34 PM

Struggling to understand what bathroom transgender people should use? President Obama has a simple test: Imagine your child was trans and needed to go potty at school. 

June 02 2016 3:42 PM Updated
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