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.
Kentucky Lawmaker: Fine Schools $2,500 Every Time a Trans Student Uses 'Wrong' Bathroom

Lawmaker Wants to Punish Schools That Support Trans Students

Last week Senator C.B. Embry, Jr. introduced an antitrans bill to Senate, declaring that removing trans students from same-sex facilities is an "emergency."

ACLU Challenges Virginia School for Barring Trans Boy From Bathroom

ACLU Challenges Virginia School for Barring Trans Boy From Bathroom

On behalf of a trans high-schooler, the ACLU argues that "privacy" in bathrooms can easily be handled without being discriminatory.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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 22 2014 1:33 PM ET

Christian Univ. Adjusts, Stands By Trans Housing Policy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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