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.
WATCH: Minn. Passes Much-Debated Trans Student Athlete Policy
December 06 2014 1:20 PM ET

WATCH: Minn. Passes Much-Debated Trans Student Athlete Policy

Mitch Kellaway

Emotions ran high at this week's meeting of the Minnesota State High School League as the board voted on a trans-inclusive policy that's ignited national debate.

Obama Administration Endorses Trans-Inclusive School Policies
December 05 2014 1:08 PM ET

Obama's Dept. of Ed. Endorses Trans-Inclusive Schools

Mitch Kellaway

Trans advocates are 'thrilled' that the Department of Education has officially answered questions about trans students' access to single-sex school activities and sports.

After Hideous Abuse, Calif. School District Agrees to Respect Trans Students
October 16 2014 4:00 AM ET

After Hideous Abuse, Calif. School Agrees to Respect Trans Students

Mitch Kellaway

The Department of Education has intervened on behalf of a trans girl in Downey Unified School District after she allegedly suffered years of verbal harassment by peers and shaming by administrators.

WATCH: N.J. Trans Girl Told She Must Attend School 'As a Boy'
August 18 2014 3:11 PM ET

WATCH: Trans Girl Told She Must Attend School 'As a Boy'

Parker Marie Molloy

The mother of a 13-year-old transgender girl has been told that her daughter will not be welcome to attend classes this fall as herself, and would only be allowed back if the teenager agrees to dress and act like a boy.

Christian Univ. Adjusts, Stands By Discriminatory Trans Housing Policy
July 21 2014 1:36 PM ET July 22 2014 12:33 PM ET

Christian Univ. Adjusts, Stands By Trans Housing Policy

Parker Marie Molloy

George Fox University will now allow students who have undergone specific gender-confirming surgeries to be housed in accordance with their gender. Others will be housed according to their sex assigned at birth.

U.S. Department of Education Extends Protections to Trans Students
April 29 2014 1:29 PM ET

U.S. Dept. of Ed.: Trans Students Covered by Title IX

Parker Marie Molloy

In a major step forward for the protection of trans students, the United States Department of Education announced today that trans students are protected from discrimination under Title IX.

Trans Woman Wins Landmark Settlement in S.D. Discrimination Suit
September 16 2013 2:54 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 3:53 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 6:56 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 3:50 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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