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DC Rally Reveals Deceptive and Coercive Agenda Behind Biden Title IX Plan

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DC Rally Reveals Deceptive and Coercive Agenda Behind Biden Title IX Plan

WASHINGTON / August 15, 2022 – A rally held in Washington, DC on August 11 featured impassioned calls for the Department of Education to abandon plans to move ahead with its proposed Title IX regulation. The rally addressed six major concerns with the draft Title IX policy that was released on June 23: Due process, free speech, women’s sports, parental rights, bathroom privacy, and gender transitioning (1).

Although the draft policy is titled, “Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs,” in reality the policy would worsen sex discrimination against two groups: Males falsely accused of sexual misconduct (2), and biological females involved in sports activities (3).

Many of the rally presenters highlighted the coercive and controlling nature of current gender-identity policies, which would be expanded and strengthened by the proposed regulation:

Due Process: Teresa Manning of the National Association of Scholars charged that Biden’s proposed rule “would return to the bad old days of the ‘single investigator’ INQUISITION, where one school official holds ‘individual meetings’ to decide guilt or innocence.”

Free Speech: Stuart Taylor of Princetonians for Free Speech quoted one observer who believes the proposed Biden rule “could officially destroy a life by expulsion from college on the basis of being inadequately woke that one’s utterance offends someone.”

Women’s Sports: Sarah Parshall Perry of the Heritage Foundation warned the Biden administration’s proposal will fundamentally harm female sports and “eviscerates everything our mothers and grandmothers worked to achieve.”

Parental Rights: Ryan Bomberger of The Radiance Foundation noted that parents “can be harassed by school administrations because you’re speaking biological truths….that’s a problem.”

Bathroom Privacy: Referring to threats of the USDA to withhold school lunch funds for non-compliance with transgender bathroom policies, Maya Noronha of the First Liberty Institute compared government officials to “school-yard bullies” who are ”threatening to defund schools.”

Gender Transitioning: Jon Schweppe of the American Principles Project revealed, “You put [students] on these puberty blockers, you put them on these cross-sex hormones, it’s permanent.”

Edward Bartlett of SAVE summarized these concerns by noting that Biden’s gender identity experiment “is not a good-faith attempt to achieve acceptance and affirmation. It is really an agenda of coercion, conformity, and control.”

The newly established Title IX Network will seek to counter the harmful effects of flawed Title IX policies at the national, state, and local levels (4). More information about the August 11 rally is available online (5).