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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.

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.

3:53 PM

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

8:00 AM

The firebrand Republican presidential hopeful also thinks his 5-year-old has a better grasp on ‘the difference between boys and girls’ than so-called modern leftists.

November 22 2015 1:16 PM

Vanessa Gilliam contends that administrators at Galen College of Nursing in Louisville interrupted her studies, misgendered her, and ultimately harassed her out of school. 

October 05 2015 4:43 PM

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."

January 18 2015 12:56 PM

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

December 28 2014 7:00 AM
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