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Supreme Court of the United States

The State of Tennessee v. United States Department of Education

Court: Trial Court

Last Updated: 10/5/2021



The Association of Christian Schools International and three female athletes in Arkansas are asking a federal district court to allow them to intervene in a lawsuit that challenges the Biden administration’s reinterpretation of federal law that allows males to compete on female athletic teams. Twenty state attorneys general, led by the state of Tennessee, are challenging a guidance document issued by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that interprets Title IX of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits “discrimination on the basis of sex,” to bar discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. Among other things, this would require that schools subject to Title IX allow males who identify as female to participate on female athletic teams and use female-designated showers and locker rooms.


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Ryan Bangert

Senior Counsel, Vice President for Legal Strategy

Ryan Bangert serves as senior counsel and vice president for legal strategy at Alliance Defending Freedom.

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