A dubious, but not surprising, reversal from liberal DOE

Thursday, June 17, 2021
 | 
Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

Transgender athlete Terry MillerThe U.S. Dept of Education is insisting transgender students are protected under Title IX, a claim that critics are calling dangerous and dubious, but not entirely unexpected, from the far-left Biden administration.

The federal agency has announced it will reverse a Trump administration policy in which the federal government, citing Title IX, sided with biological girls who are demanding to compete in female-only sports. That decision, however, meant that transgender girls --- biological boys --- were on the losing end of that legal fight until the DOE's announcement. 

Biden, a vocal ally of homosexual activists, has already paid them back when he signed an executive order on the first day of his presidency that banned discrimination on the basis of gender identify and sexual orientation.

Mary Kate and Madison - IdahoThe newly-announced policy reversal means schools could lose federal funds if they refuse to abide by the pro-transgender interpretation, even though Title IX was passed in the 1970s to ensure women's college sports teams were funded fairly. 

Speaking about the DOE announcement on his "Washington Watch" radio program, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council said the Biden administration is coming at education from every angle.

"We have the states, Republican states, taking strong stands, pushing back against the federal government,” he told his audience, “but the threat is so great on the educational front.”

On the same radio show, U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) said parents of girls should also be concerned if Democrats get The Equality Act on Biden’s desk for his signature. 

Blackburn, Rep. Marsha (R-Tennessee)“If someone deems themself female, but they're male,” she says, “then those girls would be competing against those biological males for college scholarships."

The senator went on says Democrats know they’re in trouble with voters and are getting anxious.

"2022 is coming quickly,” she said, “and Democrats know they're going to run out of runway before they get to that election date. So it means that we have to be diligent and fight back on this every single day."

 

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWS BRIEF

FEATURED PODCAST

VOTE IN OUR POLL

The war-ready condition of the U.S. armed forces is…

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Still waiting, Senate grinds away on $1T infrastructure bill
Police: 10 shot in Queens by 2 men who fled on mopeds
Evacuations lifted as progress made against western fires
Israeli premier blames Iran for tanker attack; Tehran denies
Burkina Faso sees more child soldiers as jihadi attacks rise
Pizza for shots: UK targets young with vaccine incentives

LATEST FROM THE WEB

'Abysmal' comment by potential 2024 GOP presidential hopeful disgusts conservatives
Big Tech and its role in thrown elections
'Delta alarmism' may keep some schools closed
Woo-hoo! There’s now another way to push back against mask mandates
The left is desperate for COVID restrictions to continue

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
Students call out school's unlawful coercion

COVID vaccineA defender of civil liberties says eight University of Indiana students were right to file a lawsuit in federal court against their school's board of trustees over the COVID vaccine mandate.