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Ohio school officials conflicted over choice between feeding children or being transphobic

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The USDA has been facing legal disputes for months now, and the reason why is astounding (derogatory).The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), the USDA’s program that helps to fund public school meals, stepped up its Title IX compliance guidelines for fund recipients earlier this summer.The official press release on the decision explains that “state and local agencies, program operators and sponsors that receive funds from FNS must investigate allegations of discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation.“Those organizations must also update their non-discrimination policies and signage to include prohibitions against discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.”Public figures who would prefer schools be allowed to discriminate freely took umbrage with this, resulting in a coalition of some 22 states‘ attorneys general filing a lawsuit against the USDA.Related: The DeSantis administration’s latest transphobic ruling has them headed straight for a lawsuitNow, the Ohio State School Board of Education is set to vote on two different resolutions that prove that they can’t quite figure out whether they want all kids to eat or not.One of these resolutions would expand the free meal programs to all Ohio students.

The other would directly oppose the USDA’s recent anti-discrimination measures regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.The message sent is that they want all students to eat, unless they’re students they want to discriminate against.

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