It’s Republicans, not Democrats, fighting on behalf of Title IX | #Education

A group of Republican senators has introduced a bill to protect the integrity of women’s sports, showing once again that the GOP cares far more about the proper application of Title IX than Democrats.
The Republican bill would pull funding from any Title IX school that permits biological males to participate in women’s sports. This comes after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos referred seven Connecticut jurisdictions for investigation over their rules on transgender athletes, while Attorney General William Barr defended the civil rights lawsuit against the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference.
Meanwhile, DeVos has continued to push for due process protections for college students accused of sexual misconduct, reversing the Obama administration’s Dear Colleague letter that scrapped most of those protections. Over 150 students have won lawsuits against universities after being deprived of due process by the Obama administration’s guidelines.
Democrats have taken the opposite path on both issues. Instead of using Title IX to ensure that women have a fair and equal platform for sports, Democrats have continued to push their unscientific gender politics and allow biological men to dominate women’s competitions. Meanwhile, they’ve used Title IX to strip due process from students and promote kangaroo courts in our nation’s universities.
The results speak for themselves. Universities have lost lawsuit after lawsuit for depriving accused students of due process, while female athletes have seen their chances to advance in state competitions and compete for scholarships disappear after losing to biological men.
What’s worse is that Democrats have not changed their stance on either failed policy. Joe Biden has said that he would reverse DeVos’s due process protections, and left-wing advocacy groups like the American Civil Liberties Union have taken states such as Idaho to court over their restrictions on biological men competing in women’s sports.
Title IX was meant to ban discrimination on the basis of sex in education. Democrats have taken it to impose discrimination in both of these areas: against women in sports competition and against men in campus disciplinary proceedings. It’s Republicans who have been fighting for the proper application of Title IX on college and high school campuses, and that’s not likely to change any time soon.

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