FreedomWorks RAC Submits Comment on Biden Title IX Regulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, FreedomWorks Foundation’s Regulatory Action Center filed a comment opposing the Biden administration’s Department of Education proposal to expand Title IX to include LGBTQI+ students. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects students and school employees from discriminating “on the basis of sex” in schools and universities receiving federal funds (that is, virtually all schools and higher-education institutions).

More than 3600 FreedomWorks activists submitted their own comments. A few excerpts can be found below:

“As a professional biology educator who teaches Anatomy & Physiology, I oppose the expansion of Title IX. Not only does the Biden administration’s proposal ignore basic scientific realities, it endangers students and school staff. This was clearly not the original intent of Title IX. These changes are not productive nor in the best interests of students and staff.”

“I oppose the expansion of Title IX. Bathroom use should not be regulated at all, especially not regulated in a way that gives permission for biological males to enter one of the few safe spaces for women and girls. Who thought this was a good idea again?”

“I oppose the expansion of Title IX. It is simply extremist political will being forced upon the populace through executive rule changes because the administration knows that the change is too unpopular among the public for actual legislation. Cease this insanity.”

Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, commented:

“Biden’s proposal would destroy 50 years of progress under Title IX. Schools would have to open women’s/girls bathrooms and other facilities to individuals just because they claim to be female. This sacrifices the safety and privacy of women and girls to carry out a “woke” policy agenda. It would force already-overburdened teachers to police schoolyard taunts lest someone be offended.”

“Once again, the Biden administration is attempting to legislate by regulation. Only Congress–elected to represent the people–can make such sweeping policy determinations involving the sensitive issues and trade-offs in this proposal. Unless and until Congress acts, the Biden administration should leave Title IX alone.”

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