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Judges Block New Title IX Protections as Republican-Led States Object to Expansion of Trans Rights

HeadlineJun 18, 2024

A federal judge on Monday blocked the Biden administration’s expanded Title IX protections in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The federal regulation was recently expanded to increase civil rights protections for transgender students, students who experience sex discrimination and harassment, and pregnant people and survivors of sexual assault in schools. Days earlier, another federal judge temporarily blocked the new rules from taking effect in Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi and Montana. Title IX compliance is required to receive federal education assistance, but Republican states have been fighting against its expansion of protections for trans children.

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