Title IX Legal Challenges Target LGBTQ+ Protections

“Our hope is that when and if this reaches the appellate courts, the courts will consider the rule of law and the reality that these attacks on LGBTQ+ students are not factual,” said Shiwali Patel, director of safe and inclusive schools for the National Women’s Law Center.

The judges’ rulings have inaccurately portrayed Title IX and overlooked the law’s broad mandate, Patel said.

“The decisions rely on inaccurate information, on stereotypes and disinformation about trans women and girls,” Patel said. “At the end of the day, the decisions fundamentally don’t recognize that women and girls who are trans are women and girls … That’s dangerous.”