LGBT Students, Athletes Score Win Against Bias in Schools (1)

June 16, 2021, 6:30 PM; Updated: June 16, 2021, 9:57 PM

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students are protected under an almost five-decades-old law that prohibits sex discrimination in schools that receive federal money, the Education Department said.

The agency’s guidance Wednesday marks its latest reversal of actions by the Trump administration, which scrapped 2016 guidance protecting those students under Title IX and said states could decide. The Biden administration put forth the new guidance as states are seeking measures to restrict transgender students from participating in girls’ and women’s sports.

President Joe Biden in an executive order directed agencies that a U.S. Supreme Court decision from last year on LGBT ...

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