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A ‘Naked Assault on Civil Rights:’ Congress Must Stop Attempts to Hijack Title IX and Subvert the Constitution

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Rebecca Hain: 513-479-3335

Email: info@saveservices.org

A ‘Naked Assault on Civil Rights:’ Congress Must Stop Attempts to Hijack Title IX and Subvert the Constitution

WASHINGTON / January 12, 2023 – Title IX is the 50-year-old law that was enacted to stop sex discrimination in schools. But now, groups are attempting to use Title IX to promote a sweeping unconstitutional agenda with harmful effects on students, families, and on society.

Recent months have witnessed three attempts to make far-reaching changes to Title IX:

  1. In June, the Department of Education proposed a new Title IX regulation that would redefine the meaning of “sex,” muzzle free speech, and decimate due process (1).
  2. In September, 19 Democratic senators denounced the presumption of innocence in Title IX proceedings (2). The senators also called for an end to cross-examination, facilely ignoring a landmark Supreme Court decision that described cross-examination as the “‘greatest legal engine ever invented for the discovery of truth.” (3)
  3. In December, the Students’ Access to Freedom and Educational Rights (SAFER) Act was introduced in both chambers of Congress (4). The bill proposed to make sweeping changes to campus Title IX adjudication procedures — changes that are reminiscent of practices seen in the former Soviet Union (5).

The proposals would curtail constitutionally protected free speech and due process protections, eliminate fairness in women’s sports, promote gender transitioning among under-age students, marginalize the role of parents, and exact other harmful effects. Numerous lawmakers have spoken out in opposition to these proposed changes (6).

These changes recently were described by a leading policy organization as a “naked assault on civil rights.” (7)

In response to these and other worrisome developments, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy proposed a multi-point Commitment to America (8). Five of the principles pertain to the recent attempts to reinvent Title IX:

  1. Conduct rigorous oversight to rein in governmental abuse of power, such as an executive branch agency exceeding its legal authority by seeking to redefine the meaning of “sex” (9).
  2. Curb wasteful spending by government agencies, such as the Department of Education (10).
  3. Advance the Parents’ Bill of Rights (11).
  4. Defend fairness by ensuring that only women can compete in women’s sports (12).
  5. Uphold free speech guarantees and assure religious freedom (13).

SAVE urges members of Congress to move quickly to implement provisions of the Commitment to America and stop the Title IX take-over.

Links:

  1. https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-releases-proposed-changes-title-ix-regulations-invites-public-comment
  2. https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2022/09/24/senate_democrats_and_title_ix_148234.html
  3. https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/399/149/
  4. https://www.congress.gov/117/bills/hr9387/BILLS-117hr9387ih.pdf
  5. https://www.saveservices.org/2022/12/rigged-safer-act-bears-eerie-resemblance-to-soviet-era-legal-system/
  6. https://www.saveservices.org/2022-policy/attorneys-general-and-lawmakers/
  7. https://www.jamesgmartin.center/2023/01/the-empress-wears-no-clothes/
  8. https://www.republicanleader.gov/commitment/
  9. https://spectator.org/administrative-redefine-gender/
  10. https://www2.ed.gov/about/overview/budget/budget23/justifications/z-ocr.pdf
  11. https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/6056
  12. https://www.saveservices.org/2022-policy/network/womens-sports/
  13. https://www.saveservices.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/First-Liberty-Institute-Statement-on-Title-IX.pdf
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Flawed Biden Proposal May Irreparably Harm Title IX. Lawmakers Are Urged to File Comments.

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Rebecca Stewart: 513-479-3335

Email: info@saveservices.org

Flawed Biden Proposal May Irreparably Harm Title IX. Lawmakers Are Urged to File Comments.

WASHINGTON / August 22, 2022 – The Biden Title IX proposal is attracting a growing wave of criticism by lawmakers, attorneys general, 150 organizations, and editorialists (1). The criticisms underscore a concern that the Department of Education proposal is so deeply flawed that it is discrediting the nation’s broader effort to end sex discrimination. SAVE invites lawmakers around the nation to file Comments urging that the Department of Education withdraw its ill-considered proposal.

The federal Title IX law states, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

But the Biden draft Title IX regulation, released on June 23, ignores the plain language and clear intent of the Title IX law, which is designed to curb sex discrimination against males and females.

By means of 175 lawsuit decisions, federal judges have delineated a series of due process protections to protect male students from false allegations (2). In a recent editorial, Rick Manning, president of Americans for Limited Government, accused the Department of Education of promoting “guilty without remorse regulations” in which the “concept of justice in America is turned on its head.” (3)

Equally strong criticisms have been leveled by advocates for women’s rights. The Independent Women’s Voice, for example, charges the Biden proposal will “subvert” the rights of parents and “destroy” the purpose of Title IX (4).

The Biden Title IX plan proposes to alter the definition of “sex” to include “gender identity.” This signifies a repudiation of congressional intent, which never contemplated such a change.

The proposed “gender identity” language would provide a formidable legal foundation to the “gender identity movement” (5). Recent articles have documented how the gender identity movement has established a presence in schools across the nation:

  • Nationwide, the GSA Network serves as an umbrella organization for more than 4,000 “gender and sexuality alliances” in 40 states. The organization recommends that school advisors not advise parents about their child’s participation in such clubs (6).
  • In California, the Sacramento City Unified School District has adopted a “queer theory–based pedagogy that encourages teachers to ‘normalize gender exploration,’ confront their ‘cisgender privilege,’ and maintain strict secrecy when facilitating a child’s gender or sexual transition.” (7)
  • In Oregon, the Portland public schools have launched a new curriculum that teaches students to ”begin exploring ‘the infinite gender spectrum.’” (8)

Under the Biden plan, questioning such initiatives would constitute sex discrimination and therefore be illegal. This would violate First Amendment free speech guarantees (9).

Lawmakers are called upon to submit Comments to the Department of Education, urging the DOE to abandon its deeply flawed proposal. Step-by-step instructions to submit Comments are available online (10).

The deadline to submit Comments is September 12.

Citations:

  1. https://www.saveservices.org/2022-policy/
  2. https://www.saveservices.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Analysis-of-Title-IX-Regulation-3.24.2022.pdf
  3. https://dailytorch.com/2022/08/bidens-education-department-seeks-to-end-due-process-under-title-ix-for-college-students/
  4. https://www.iwv.org/campaign/save-our-schools-take-back-title-ix/
  5. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF01550366
  6. https://www.city-journal.org/gsa-clubs-smuggle-gender-ideology-into-k-12-education
  7. https://www.city-journal.org/how-gender-radicalism-conquered-sacramento-schools
  8. https://www.city-journal.org/in-portland-the-sexual-revolution-starts-in-kindergarten
  9. https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/biden-and-universities-launch-sneak-attack-on-free-speech/
  10. https://www.saveservices.org/2022-Policy/Comments/
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DHHS’ Rachel Levine Must Retract Dishonest Claims About ‘Safe’ Puberty-Blockers, Or Face Calls for Resignation

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Rebecca Stewart: 513-479-3335

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DHHS’ Rachel Levine Must Retract Dishonest Claims About ‘Safe’ Puberty-Blockers, Or Face Calls for Resignation

WASHINGTON / August 3, 2022 – The FDA issued a warning on July 1 regarding puberty blockers, alerting doctors to the serious risks of GnRH drugs that can cause brain swelling, loss of vision, and other serious disorders (1). Despite this fact, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine has continued to tout the benefits of “gender-affirming care,” which includes the administration of puberty blockers to children and youth.

In a July 19 tweet, Levine claimed that some medical groups assert that “gender-affirming care is medically necessary, safe, and effective for transgender and non-binary children and adolescents.” (2) Each of these assertions is false:

Medically Necessary: The vast majority of youth who question their gender identity eventually come to accept their biological sex (3).

Safe: The FDA warns that doctors need to monitor patients taking puberty-blockers for “signs and symptoms of pseudotumor cerebri, including headache, papilledema, blurred or loss of vision, diplopia, pain behind the eye or pain with eye movement, tinnitus, dizziness, and nausea.” (1)

Effective: Dr. Michelle Cretella has written in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, “There is not a single large, randomized, controlled study that documents the alleged benefits and potential harms to gender-dysphoric children from pubertal suppression.” (4)

In a second statement posted on July 27, Levine stated emphatically that “gender-affirming care is lifesaving, medically necessary, age appropriate, and a critical tool for health care providers.” (5)

In response, former Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard charged the Biden Administration with promoting “child abuse” by endorsing gender-affirming care (6).

A rally will be held in Washington, DC on August 11 calling on President Biden to disavow his gender identity campaign (7).

According to a recent UCLA report, 1.4% of all youth ages 13-17 self-identify as transgender (8).

Citations:

  1. https://aap2.silverchair-cdn.com/aap2/content_public/autogen-pdf/cms/20636/20636.pdf
  2. https://twitter.com/HHS_ASH/status/1549505624727322628
  3. https://genderresourceguide.com/wp-content/themes/genderresource/library/documents/NPRGFullDocumentPrintV17.pdf
  4. https://www.jpands.org/vol21no2/cretella.pdf
  5. https://twitter.com/MaryMargOlohan/status/1552282926838054912?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1552282926838054912%7Ctwgr%5E8abee86d2ed44d8618a70264b17a6cef35d836d3%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nationalreview.com%2Fcorner%2Fasserted-without-evidence%2F
  6. https://www.ntd.com/tulsi-gabbard-says-biden-admin-promoting-child-abuse-by-pushing-gender-affirming-care_818370.html
  7. https://www.saveservices.org/2022-policy/rally/
  8. https://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/publications/trans-adults-united-states/