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Biden’s Title IX Rule Is a Frontal Attack on Women: Be Prepared to Comment!

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It’s Official: Biden’s Title IX Rule Is a Frontal Attack on
What it Means To Be a Woman – and More:
Prepare to Comment!

 

Day One of the Biden Administration set in motion the moment now before us. President Biden’s sweeping Executive Order, “Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation,” unleashed an assault on Title IX, the federal law prohibiting discrimination in educational programs and activities, including athletics, on the basis of sex.  

 

Biden’s version of Title IX changes the fundamental meaning of “sex” under civil rights law. It says sex discrimination is no longer about being male or female but is based on perceived “gender identity.”  The impact is to reverse protections for women. Men can now claim our identity and our place.  

 

Biden’s attack started last summer in the form of a “Notice of Interpretation” followed by a “Dear Educator” letter to every school in America carrying a threat of investigations by the federal Office for Civil Rights. None of this is a legitimate way to change the rules.  

 

Biden knows full well that the only legitimate road to rewriting Title IX is to follow the Administrative Procedures Act which requires a laborious process of notifying the public, allowing a comment period, and fully justifying any rule changes based on the comments received. His Education Department chose the 50th Anniversary of Title IX on June 23 to announce its 700+ page proposed rule. The full text is now officially published in the Federal Register

 

Public outrage against allowing men identifying as women to compete in female sports has grown stronger after UPenn rostered biologically-male Lia Thomas on its women’s swim team. Team Biden is reading the polls. Biden’s Title IX Rule tries to dodge this controversy by claiming it will address the question of “criteria for participating on particular male and female athletic teams” in a subsequent rulemaking. That might be a convenient promise in an election year, but the published Title IX Rule applies fully to athletics as written, and nothing expressly exempts participation by males in women’s sports. 

 

In addition to its impact on female student-athletes, Biden’s Title IX Rule should be opposed for many reasons:      

  • Rejects that “sex” is defined as biologically male or female.
  • Radically rewrites the scope of sex discrimination in a way Congress has never authorized.
  • Schools are required to affirm and accommodate students on the basis of “gender identity” in all programs and activities.
  • Women and girls lose their rights. Males self-identifying as girls have the right to take their place.
  • School personnel could be empowered to act “in loco parentis” under a new definition of “parental status.”
  • Abortion is given the same status as childbearing under a new definition of “pregnancy or related conditions.”
  • Any student or teacher who holds a traditional view of marriage, the scientific meaning of sex, or the value of unborn human life could be charged with sex-based harassment.

 

Concerned Women for America is kicking off a vigorous challenge to this Rule on August 1. Prepare to comment!  

Protecting Female Athletes in Iowa

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For Immediate Release
March 3, 2022
Contact: Katie Everett, Press Secretary
keverett@cwfa.org
571-420-2488

Protecting Female Athletes in Iowa

Governor Kim Reynolds Signs Protecting Women’s Sports Bill into Law

 Washington, D.C. – Today, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, signed a bill (HF2416) into law banning transgender girls from participating in girls’ sports at the K-12 and college level. The law will take effect immediately, protecting women and girls’ sports. Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC), who has been working on this legislation, applauds Gov. Reynolds for her courageous action to protect women’s rights to fair play in sporting events.

This law protects girls’ sports by making sure that biological males cannot compete in girls’ sports. Eleven states have passed protections for girls’ sports, while nine other states are debating this issue.

“It is a momentous day in Iowa as HF2416, the Protection of Girls’ Sports bill, is signed into law,” Said Kathryn Kueter, CWA of Iowa Legislative Liason, who attended today’s signing. “Concerned Women for America of Iowa is so pleased with the work of the state legislature and Gov. Reynolds to ensure girls and women in Iowa will have an equal playing field in their sport of choice. Not only is this bill about the protection of athletics, but it stands in truth that men and women are different. Thank you, Iowa, for fighting back against the efforts to erase women and standing with us for all we have accomplished.”

Lia Thomas, a swimmer at the University of Pennsylvania who is a biological male, has drawn national attention to the issue of men competing in women’s sports. Thomas has set records competing against girls and has been cleared to compete in the NCAA women’s tournament. 

“Young women should not be forced to compete against young men,” said Penny Young Nance, CEO and President of CWALAC. “We are thankful to Gov. Reynolds for signing this important piece of legislation that will protect women and girl athletes for years to come.”

CWALAC is leading the charge to save women’s sports. 

For interviews or additional information, please contact Katie Everett, Press Secretary at 571-420-2488 or keverett@cwfa.org.

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Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee is the legislation and advocacy arm of Concerned Women for America, the Nation’s largest public policy organization for women;
we are dedicated to promoting Biblical values and Constitutional principles. More information is available at ConcernedWomen.org

Urgent! It’s Time to Override an Inexcusable Veto

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Yesterday, Gov. Doug Burgum (Republican) threw high school female athletes under the bus by vetoing HB 1298, a common-sense bill that would promote fairness in girls’ sports. The bill passed by a wide majority in the House but only narrowly in the Senate. You can read my press release on the veto here.

We need to fight back! Fair competition and equality in women’s sports are threatened, and we need leaders to stand up against the Governor’s veto and vote to protect female high school athletes. Now is the time to urge five senators who voted no on HB 1298 to reverse course and support HB 1289 to override Gov. Burgum’s veto. 

Take Action!

Call and email the five senators listed below and urge them to vote YES to override the veto of HB 1298. A suggested message is below my signature line.

  1. Howard Anderson (R-District 8) hcanderson@nd.gov or Cellphone 701-861-9749
  2. Jessica Bell (R-District 33) jessicabell@nd.gov or Cellphone 701-891-9708
  3. Brad Bekkedahl (R-District 1) bbekkedahl@nd.gov or Cellphone 701-570-1879
  4. Curt Kreun (R-District 42) ckreun@nd.gov or Cellphone 701-741-2612
  5. Ronald Sorvaag (R-District 45) rsorvaag@nd.gov or Cellphone701-361-2156

Forward this message to family and friends. Every email message is counted.

Please Pray
Pray God provides wisdom and understanding for all legislators. Pray our leaders have God’s understanding on this issue of protecting female athletes.

“So, God created man in His own image; in the image of God, He created him; male and female He created them.” – Genesis 1:27

In His service,
Linda Thorson
State Director


Suggested message:

Dear Senator,
Please vote in favor of HB 1298. Protect equal opportunity and a fair playing field for girls and women’s sports. Individual male-born athletes should not be eligible to participate on an athletic team that is exclusively for females.

Sincerely,
Your name and town