Biden admin delays transgender ‘discrimination’ rules after conservative pushback – LifeSite
WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) – Conservatives are declaring victory after the Biden administration announced it is delaying the implementation of new rules reinterpreting Title IX, the longstanding set of rules against sex discrimination in public education, to accommodate transgender ideology.
Last year, the U.S. Department of Education announced that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) interprets Title IX’s prohibition on “sex discrimination” to also cover “sexual orientation and gender identity,” and will “fully enforce” this interpretation “in education programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance from the Department.”
In March 2022, a draft leaked of the DOE’s proposed rule change declaring that “Discrimination on the basis of sex includes discrimination on the basis of sex stereotypes, sex-related characteristics (including intersex traits), pregnancy or related conditions, sexual orientation, and gender identity.”
The rules were expected to release in April, but Just the News reported last week that they have been delayed until an unspecified date in May.