Title IX Protection of LGBTQ+ Students
"The Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Education made a clarification last month that many were anticipating -- LGBTQ+ students are protected by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, meaning students cannot be discriminated against based on their sexual orientation or gender identity at institutions receiving federal funds. While the notice of interpretation aligns with the approach that many colleges and universities were already taking, it signals that OCR is open for business on these issues, and it is ready to hold institutions accountable. The department based its interpretation on the Supreme Court’s 2020 decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, which said it’s impossible to discriminate against a person based on their gender identity or sexual orientation without discriminating against them based on sex, which is prohibited by Title IX." Read more here.