May 19, 2024

🎥Kansas AG on lawsuit against Biden's new Title IX rules

Posted May 19, 2024 1:00 PM

TOPEKA —On Tuesday, Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach announced a lawsuit against the Biden administration and their new interpretation of Title IX.

"This new interpretation poses numerous issues, and in the eyes of constitutional law, it is outright illegal," Kobach wrote on social media.

 The new regulation seeks to clarify Title IX, a landmark 1972 sex discrimination law originally passed to address women’s rights and applied to schools and colleges receiving federal money. The rules spell out that Title IX bars discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, too.

The Biden administration’s new rules broadly protect against discrimination based on sex, but they don’t offer guidance around transgender athletes. Most of the states challenging the regulation have laws restricting what teams transgender athletes can play on.

Lawsuits also have been filed in federal courts in Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota , Texas, Alabama, Louisiana and Kentucky.