Federal Judge Blocks Biden's New Title IX Rules in Six More States

Federal Judge Blocks Biden's New Title IX Rules in Six More States
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The Facts

  • A federal district judge in Kentucky granted on Monday a preliminary injunction against the Biden administration's changes to Title IX, which would expand protections to LGBTQ+ students, in six additional states.

  • Enforcement is now blocked in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, with earlier rulings blocking it in Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, and Texas.

The Spin

Democratic narrative

The GOP has used the transgender community as a scapegoat, as basic protections for the LGBTQ+ community come under repeated assault. This change would grant no special privileges to any group and would merely extend to trans students the rights that everyone else is entitled to have. The Title IX change would obligate schools to protect LGBTQ+ students and ensure they are treated fairly.

Republican narrative

Equating biological sex-based categories with gender identity is illogical and only serves the purveyors of woke gender ideology. There are biological differences between the sexes, and pretending like they don't exist will obliterate Title IX as it will lead to the erasure of women's opportunities and protections. This ruling protects women's rights.

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