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Biden wreaks havoc on Title IX, threatens future of women's sports

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The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Counsel Rachel Rouleau regarding the Biden administration’s radical change related to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 that illegitimately redefines “sex” in federal law, threatening women’s advancements in education and athletics and violating the rights of parents, students, and teachers:

“The Biden administration’s radical redefinition of sex turns back the clock on equal opportunity for women, threatens student safety and privacy, and undermines fairness in women’s sports. It is a slap in the face to women and girls who have fought long and hard for equal opportunities. The administration continues to ignore biological reality, science, and commonsense, and women are suffering as a result. The administration’s new regulation will have devastating consequences on the future of women’s sports, student privacy, and parental rights, which is why Alliance Defending Freedom plans to take action to defend female athletes, as well as school districts, teachers, and students who will be gravely harmed by this unlawful government overreach.”

When the Biden administration first proposed its Title IX rule change, ADF attorneys swiftly urged the president to reconsider and withdraw the proposal for the sake of female athletes who have long fought for an equal playing field. Yet, the administration unlawfully adopted the new definition anyway, which will take effect August 1, 2024.

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Rachel Rouleau serves as legal counsel for the Center for Conscience Initiatives with Alliance Defending Freedom.