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Louisiana’s Top Education Official Tells Schools to Ignore Biden’s Radical Title IX Changes

On Monday, Louisiana’s top education official told the state’s school districts that Joe Biden’s sweeping changes to federal Title IX regulations would force schools to recognize gender identities and make special arrangements for transgender athletes. instructed to ignore it.

Superintendent Cade Brumley said in the letter. Said Schools should not comply with the new rules and “should not make any changes to their policies or procedures at this time.” the hill report.

Brumley added that Biden’s new regulations “directly contradict” a 2022 state law that prohibits transgender student-athletes from competing in their chosen gender on school sports teams.

Demonstrators supporting restrictions on transgender student-athletes gather at the Texas State Capitol on the first day of the third special session of the 87th Congress, Austin, Texas, September 20, 2021. (Tamil Khalifa/Getty Images)

The new Title IX rules do not explicitly prohibit schools from denying trans athletes the ability to choose their preferred gender category at any time. Still, Brumley argues that the written rules accomplish that goal, despite the lack of direct language demanding that outcome.

“Rest assured that they have full intention of applying this to athletics going forward,” Brumley said. the hill.

Brumley also argued that Biden’s rule changes violate the First Amendment rights of people who don’t want to use so-called transgender pronouns. In fact, the Louisiana House of Representatives is currently considering a bill that would prohibit schools from requiring staff to use such language when addressing students, a provision that would be in direct contradiction to Biden’s new Title IX rules. Thing.

Demonstrators supporting restrictions on transgender student-athletes gathered at the Texas State Capitol on the first day of the 87th.

Demonstrators supporting restrictions on transgender student-athletes gather at the Texas State Capitol on the first day of the third special session of the 87th Congress, Austin, Texas, September 20, 2021. (Tamil Khalifa/Getty Images)

Brumley added that schools should avoid premature policy changes because Biden’s rules are so radical that they will likely end up being challenged in court.

He also said Louisiana itself is considering challenging the rule in court.

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