Title IX

In this Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 photo, Bloomfield High School transgender athlete Terry Miller, second from left, wins the final of the 55-meter dash over transgender athlete Andraya Yearwood, left, and other runners in the Connecticut girls Class S indoor track meet at Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Conn. In the track-and-field community in Connecticut, the dominance of Miller and Yearwood has stirred resentment among some competitors and their families.
Bloomfield High School transgender athlete Terry Miller, second from left, wins the final of the 55-meter dash over transgender athlete Andraya Yearwood, left, and other runners in the Connecticut girls Class S indoor track meet in New Haven, Conn., in February 2019.
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Law & Courts Federal Judge Dismisses Challenge to Transgender-Inclusive Athletics Policy in Connecticut
A federal district court judge said the lawsuit by cisgender female athletes was moot because two transgender track athletes had graduated.
Mark Walsh, April 26, 2021
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Symbols of gender.
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Federal Ed. Dept. to Review Title IX Rules on Sexual Assault, Gender Equity, LGBTQ Rights
The review could reopen a Trump-era debate on sexual assault in schools, and it could spark legal discord over transgender student rights.
Evie Blad, April 6, 2021
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Stephanie Marty demonstrates against a proposed ban on transgender girls and women from female sports leagues outside the South Dakota governor's mansion in Pierre, S.D. on March 11, 2021.
Stephanie Marty demonstrates against a proposed ban on allowing transgender girls and women to play in female sports leagues outside the South Dakota governor's mansion in Pierre, S.D.
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Law & Courts Justice Department Memo Could Stoke State-Federal Fights Over Transgender Students' Rights
Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in schools, a Justice Department memo says.
Evie Blad, April 5, 2021
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Federal Biden Orders Review of Trump-Era Rule on Responding to Sexual Assault in Schools
Critics said the Trump-era rule on how schools should respond to reports of sexual assault and harassment weakened protections for accusers.
Evie Blad, March 8, 2021
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Transgender student Gavin Grimm challenged a policy of the Gloucester County, Va., school board that barred him from using the men's restroom. The school board has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the case.
Transgender student Gavin Grimm challenged a policy of the Gloucester County, Va., school board that barred him from using the men's restroom. The school board has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the case.
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Law & Courts School District Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Scope of Transgender Student Rights
A Virginia district appeals a ruling in the case involving Gavin Grimm's effort to use a restroom consistent with his gender identity.
Mark Walsh, February 19, 2021
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A supporter for the transgender community holds a trans flag in front of counter-protesters to protect attendees from their insults and obscenities at the city's Gay Pride Festival in Atlanta on Oct. 12, 2019.
A transgender rights supporter holds a flag at Atlanta's Gay Pride Festival in October 2019.
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Law & Courts School Sports a Fresh Front in State Battles Over Transgender Students' Rights
Lawmakers in at least 10 states are pushing legislation that would prohibit transgender students from playing on single-sex sports teams.
Evie Blad, January 28, 2021
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Flags decorate a space outside the office of the Education Secretary at the Education Department in Washington on Aug. 9, 2017.
Flags decorate a space outside the office of the secretary at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington on Aug. 9, 2017.
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Federal Title IX Protections Apply Only to 'Biological Sex,' Education Department Memo Says
The department says schools may refuse to let transgender students use restrooms or play sports consistent with their gender identity.
Mark Walsh, January 10, 2021
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Education Court Nominee Expressed Doubt That Title IX Protects Transgender Students
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett expressed doubts that Title IX protects transgender students who seek to use school restrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity.
Mark Walsh, September 29, 2020
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Law & Courts Federal Appeals Court Backs Gavin Grimm in Long-Running Transgender Case
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit rules 2-1 that a Virginia school district's policy limiting transgender students to certain restrooms violates Title IX and the equal-protection clause.
Mark Walsh, August 26, 2020
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Federal Title IX Rule Set to Take Effect After Judge Denies Request From States to Halt It
A controversial federal rule on how schools should respond to claims of sexual assault and harassment appears set to take effect Friday.
Evie Blad, August 12, 2020
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Federal Judge Won't Stop DeVos Title IX Rule From Taking Effect
A judge refused to halt a new rule on responding to sexual harassment and assault in schools that is set to take effect Friday. But it faces additional legal challenges.
Evie Blad, August 10, 2020
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Education District Not Liable Under Title IX for Administrator's Relationship With Student
A federal appeals court rejected arguments that the abuser was an "appropriate" district official with knowledge of the harassment and the authority to remedy it.
Mark Walsh, August 5, 2020
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June 15, 2020
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June 9, 2020
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