On May 15th, 2023, Legal Momentum submitted a public comment to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights supporting unequivocally, and without restriction, the right of transgender, nonbinary and intersex students to participate in school sports consistent with their gender identity.
Overall Legal Momentum supports the proposed rule and applauds the Department for making clear that categorical bans on inclusion of transgender, nonbinary and intersex students on athletic teams aligned with their gender identity violate Title IX. We do, however, urge the Department to incorporate further clarity and specificity to the protections provided by the proposed rule in order to ensure that all students can play sports free from sex discrimination and consistent with Title IX’s broad mandate.
Read the full comment below.
- Equal Educational Opportunities