States and Women’s Group Sue Biden Over Title IX Rewrite

Multiple state governments and women’s groups have filed lawsuits against the Biden Administration, in response to a drastic rewrite of the Title IX federal civil rights law on gender-based discrimination in education.

According to the Washington Free Beacon, four different lawsuits were filed on Monday and Tuesday after the Biden White House rewrote Title IX to include so-called “transgender” students who believe they are of the opposite gender. The new version of Title IX is set to take effect on August 1st, replacing gender with “gender identity,” and thus allowing biological males to compete in women’s sports and use women’s restrooms and locker rooms, and vice-versa. The law would also punish students and faculty who “misgender” the students by referring to them by their correct pronouns.

“Forcing a young girl to change clothes in front of a boy or man in a locker room is entirely antithetical to the dignity and respect that Title IX was intended to preserve and advance,” reads the complaint from the states of Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Montana. “So, too, is forcing children of opposite sexes to share adjoining stalls in the traditionally private space of a bathroom. These are not close questions.”

The lawsuits claim it is a violation of the First Amendment to punish individuals for using the correct gender pronouns when addressing “transgender” students. The suits further allege that Biden unilaterally changing the definition of Title IX is an unconstitutional overreach that overrides the original gender-based protections that were first implemented by Congress.

A separate complaint was filed by the state of Texas, which notes that “anyone who may even only temporarily or intermittently … identify” as transgender can cite the new law as grounds for complaints.

Lawsuits have already been filed against the NCAA by a group of female athletes, over the sports body’s decision to let biological men compete against women. Many other similar lawsuits have been filed across the country, from Virginia to Colorado.

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: Washington , D.C. - February 1 : Riley Gaines speaks during a discussion on transgender athletes In women's sports during a National Girls and Women in Sports day event on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Feb. 01, 2023, in Washington DC. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)