Biden Admin Proposes Expanded Protections For LGBTQ Students

The Biden administration has proposed sweeping changes to Title IX that would bar discrimination against transgender students
President Joe Biden

The Biden administration has proposed a sweeping overhaul of Title IX that would bar schools and universities from discriminating against transgender students, and bolster the rights of victims and widen colleges’ responsibilities in addressing sexual misconduct. The revisions would undo changes made by the Trump administration.

From the Washington Post:

The proposal would extend the protections of Title IX, which prohibits schools that get federal funds from discriminating on the basis of sex, to transgender students, compelling schools to accommodate and protect them.

This includes permitting them to use bathrooms that align with their gender identity, using their correct pronouns and addressing bullying based on their gender identity.

It would also amend the rules that govern how schools, colleges and universities investigate and resolve claims of sexual assault and sexual harassment. Over concerns that people were being wrongfully punished, President Donald Trump’s education secretary, Betsy DeVos, revised the rules to make them more accommodating to the accused.

Critics assailed the changes, saying they would discourage sexual assault survivors from coming forward to report assaults or harassment.

Read the full report here.

Biden promised to clean up much of the Trump administration’s attacks on the LGBTQ community and he’s done a lot already.