Title IX Protections for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

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On June 23, 2021, the US Department of Education (USDOE) posted this press release on the 49th anniversary of Title IX (equal access to educational opportunities free from sex discrimination).

Included in the press release is this Title IX “Dear Educator” Letter, issued by the USDOE Office of Civil Rights (OCR).

The letter opens as follows:

Dear Educator:

On this 49th anniversary of the passage of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972—our nation’s most powerful legal tool for combating sex discrimination in education—I take this opportunity to highlight a selection of resources available for you to ensure that the education environment you provide is free from sex discrimination in all forms. Among these resources is our recent public notice clarifying Title IX’s protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

The “public notice” referenced and linked above is from the June 22, 2021, Federal Register

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