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GOP Officials Warn Biden of Lawsuit Over New Gender Policy for Schools

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the nation's Title IX statutes proposed by the Department of Education earlier this year that, if adopted, would require publicly-funded schools to expand their nondiscrimination policies to incorporate students who do not identify as the gender their doctors assigned at birth.

Those that don't could be subject to losing federal funding.The proposed changes, the AGs said, would "weaken the protections women have received from Title IX for the last fifty years" and pose a direct challenge to legislation passed by numerous states seeking to prevent transgender or gender nonconforming athletes from participating in women's sports."The Biden administration is putting girls and women at risk and ignoring science while it attempts to undo any meaningful definition of biological sex," Knudsen said in a statement. "The ideologues at the helm are also cutting parents out of important decisions regarding their children's long-term health and well-being."Other signees include Republican attorneys general in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Virginia, which became a hotbed of activity against policies like non-gendered restrooms after the alleged sexual assault by a transgender student against two female students in Loudoun County.To date, conservative states have decried the changes as federal overreach, with some conservative groups like the Heritage Foundation stating they would force students, teachers and professors to "toe the line on a woke, sexual orthodoxy." Some praised the ruling, saying it provided protections for an adolescent group often at higher risk of mental illness or self-harm.

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