Biden Admin Extends Protections to Transgender Students

The move reverses Trump-era policy and stands against proposals in many states to bar transgender girls from school sports.

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FILE - In this March 17, 2021, file photo, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington. The U.S. Education Department on Wednesday, June 16, expanded its interpretation of federal sex protections to include transgender and gay students, a move that reverses Trump-era policy and stands against proposals in many states to bar transgender girls from school sports. In announcing the shift, Cardona said gay, lesbian and transgender students “have the same rights and deserve the same protections” as workers. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
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The U.S. Education Department on Wednesday expanded its interpretation of federal sex protections to include transgender and gay students, a move that reverses Trump-era policy and stands against proposals in many states to bar transgender girls from school sports. In a new policy directive, the department said discrimination based on a student’s sexual orientation or gender identity will be treated as a violation of Title IX, the 1972 federal law that protects against sex discrimination…

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