Department of Education Protects Trans Students Under Title IX

In a clarification issued last week, the Department of Education said that trans students are protected under Title IX. The statement was released by the Office of Civil Rights and said in part “Title IX’s sex discrimination prohibition extends to claims of discrimination based on gender identity or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity and OCR accepts such complaints for investigation.”

Many trans students still face hostility in schools across the country, but this recognition is a step towards progress. To read the full text of the Department of Education clarification, click here.


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