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Topic: Title IX

Kansas Senate GOP Passes Resolution to Sue, Condemn Obama Over Trans Guidance, Fails to Fund Schools The New Civil Rights Movement  •  June 2, 2016 Kansas Senate Republicans spent their final day of this year’s session by passing a resolution, 30-8, condemning President Obama for his administration’s guidance to schools to not discriminate against transgender students, while deciding to not act to increase funding to schools despit
4th Circuit Leaves Pro-Trans Ruling in Place, Teeing Up Possible Supreme Court Review Slate  •  May 31, 2016 On Tuesday, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals decided not to reconsider a recent ruling affirming the Department of Education’s interpretation of “sex discrimination” to encompass gender identity discrimination. That ruling, issued by a three-judge panel, could have been reheard by every jud
The Latest: 11 states sue over federal transgender directive Associated Press  •  May 25, 2016 Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over a new directive about transgender students in public schools. The lawsuit announced Wednesday also includes Oklahoma, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Louisiana, Utah, Arizona and Georgia. The challenge follows a f
Oklahoma Bill Calls for Impeachment of President Barack Obama for Protecting Transgender Students The New Civil Rights Movement  •  May 19, 2016 Oklahoma lawmakers Thursday filed a resolution calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama for protecting transgender students. Last week the Dept. of Justice and the Dept. of Education issued a letter to all public schools stating transgender students cannot be discriminated against. T
U.S. Directs Public Schools to Allow Transgender Access to Restrooms The New York Times  •  May 12, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is planning to issue a sweeping directive telling every public school district in the country to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity. A letter to school districts will go out Friday, adding to a highly charged debat
Oregon lays out sweeping protections for transgender students Oregon Live  •  May 5, 2016 Transgender students across Oregon should be able to use the bathrooms, names and pronouns they want, according to unprecedented guidelines released Thursday by the Oregon Department of Education. In a sweeping 15-page document the department issued what are likely to be controversial suggestions
Teen Added to North Carolina LGBT Law’s Challenge After Ruling ABC News  •  April 21, 2016 A transgender high school student joined a lawsuit Thursday challenging a law that limits protections for LGBT people, just days after a federal appeals court sided with a transgender student in a Virginia case. Read more here.
White House LGBT Summit in Dearborn looks at school policies, transgender youth Michigan Radio  •  April 21, 2016 White House and federal officials met with LGBT advocates in Metro Detroit on Thursday, as part of a summit focused on creating safe schools and improving health for transgender youth. The Department of Education has said for more than a year now that under Title IX, schools are legally required to