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Laura1951:
Biden executive order says schools should include transgender athletes in girls' sports


https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-executive-order-schools-transgender-athletes-girls-sports


FoxNews byMorgan Phillips on January 21, 2021

President Biden, in an executive order aimed at "preventing and combating discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation," is calling on schools across the country to allow transgender athletes to participate in the sport of their gender identity.

"Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the locker room, or school sports," reads the new order, released on the first day of his presidency. 

The order is a strong signal that the Justice Department is going to enforce it via Title IX -- and schools that don’t comply risk losing funding. 

LaRae:
At last.

There have been huge steps taken in just the last 2 days. Now, the battle will be to keep them, & not have the next administration try to dismantle all this good.

Devlyn:

--- Quote from: LaRae on January 22, 2021, 11:43:17 am ---At last.

There have been huge steps taken in just the last 2 days. Now, the battle will be to keep them, & not have the next administration try to dismantle all this good.

--- End quote ---

That's the problem with doing things by executive order...they're worth exactly the price of the paper they're written on. We need legislation, rather than bypassing legislation with a quick fix.

tgchar21:
Also don't forget that these actions may be challenged in a Trump-packed federal court.

Zumbagirl:
It will be interesting to see if courts expand the scope of the title vii Bostock vs Clayton County, Georgia decision or would take this case on just its own merits. I really don't see courts allowing such broad language to exist like this and would probably come to a narrowly tailored decision. So narrow in fact that no one will like the outcome. I don't think a broadly worded EO like this will stand up to scrutiny in a court. But we shall see how the statute gets interpreted.

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