Last month, Joe Biden announced that his bucket-list of Title IX policy changes ensuring equal protections for transgender students — including their “right” to access school bathrooms that match their gender identity and participate in school sports — is coming soon and will be released well-ahead of schedule.
Joe Biden has always been a proponent of the radical LGBT agenda, and like Barack Obama before him, he has made the sexual abuse of children via pro-LGBT policies one of his top priorities. And what better way to destroy as many young lives as possible than through “reforming” Title IX by rewriting it into a pro-transgender regulation?
Title IX protects students and school faculty from discrimination based on sex in education programs that receive federal financial assistance. If schools don’t comply with Title IX, they risk losing this money. It is enforced by the DOE’s Office of Civil Rights, and uses language similar to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act:
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. (emphasis mine)
Biden made his pro-transgender intentions crystal clear only hours after taking the oath of office when he issued an executive order barring discrimination based on “gender identity” and “sexual orientation.” This was followed by his June 2021 announcement that he was prepared to take states to court over what he called “anti-transgender” laws, and he committed all of the resources of his Department of Justice to serve as muscle.
Joe Biden’s pro-transgender Title IX proposals stand a good chance of success thanks to Donald Trump’s “conservative” Supreme Court and the 6-3 ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County that created a never-existed-before inalienable right to transgenderism.
The majority opinion was written by none other than Trump appointee Neil Gorsuch
In Bostock, the court determined that discriminating against individuals because of “sex” also extended to sexual orientation and transgender status and was prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
After noting how the court often uses interpretations of Title VII to “inform” interpretations of Title IX, the Civil Rights Division of Biden’s Department of Justice released a three-page memo detailing how they would follow this same logic in applying anti-discrimination measures to schools that receive federal funding.
“After considering the text of Title IX, Supreme Court caselaw, and developing jurisprudence in this area, the Division has determined that the best reading of Title IX’s prohibition on discrimination ‘on the basis of sex’ is that it includes discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation.”
Biden’s Department of Justice Division of Civil Rights took the first steps in the direction of taking states to court when it determined that anti-discrimination policies enshrined under Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 provide legal protection for gay and transgender students.
Bostock v. Clayton County also served as the motivation behind Biden’s transgender healthcare rule change issued last year.
“The Supreme Court has made clear that people have a right not to be discriminated against on the basis of sex and receive equal treatment under the law, no matter their gender identity or sexual orientation (SOGI). That’s why today HHS announced it will act on related reports of discrimination,” HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said in a statement announcing the change.
To ensure that he’s covered every base, Biden is also pushing Congress to pass the Equality Act, a pro-LGBT/anti-religious liberty bill that passed the House in 2019 and again in 2021. The Equality Act (H.R. 5) codifies the LGBT agenda by revising the Civil Rights Act, requiring complete submission to the LGBT agenda with no exceptions whatsoever granted to churches and religious employers, organizations, and colleges.
In the words of Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) when explaining the intention of the Equality Act, “Religion is no excuse for discrimination when it comes to sexual orientation or gender identity.”
The Equality Act is still pending in the U.S. Senate, but renewed threats by Chuck Schumer to eliminate the filibuster would essentially assure its passage with a simple majority vote. Joe Biden has promised to sign the bill if it reaches his desk
I’ve mentioned this before, but Republicans support the concept of the Equality Act. When it was introduced in 2019, Republicans were still in a position to stop it but didn’t, just as I warned would happen. Not only did they fail to at least try to stop it, House Republicans introduced a “conservative alternative” bill called the Fairness for All Act in December 2019.
Republicans recently renewed their commitment to the LGBT agenda. Two months ago, Donald Trump hosted and attended a Republican Party fundraising event where they teamed up with Log Cabin Republicans to unveil the first ever ‘RNC Pride Coalition’ ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
Ironically, the Equality Act is loaded with unintended consequences so egregious that even voices within the pro-LGBT community oppose it for reasons outside of religious liberty. “It would eliminate women and girls as a coherent legal category worthy of civil rights protection,” said Julia Beck, a self-described radical lesbian feminist and the former law and policy co-chair for Baltimore’s LGBTQ Commission.
Biden’s pro-transgender Title IX proposals are due to be released in April — nearly one month ahead of schedule — and will include so-called protections for transgender students, including their “right” to access school bathrooms that match their gender identity and participate in school sports.
Specifically, the rule entitled Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance will be an extension of Biden’s executive orders and other pro-LGBT actions taken by his administration:
“This rulemaking is necessary to align the Title IX regulations with the priorities of the Biden-Harris Administration, including those set forth in the Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation (EO 13988) and the Executive Order on Guaranteeing an Educational Environment Free from Discrimination on the Basis of Sex, Including Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (EO 14021).” (emphasis mine)
Sadly, as we learned in recent revelations about Loudoun County Public Schools and its attempt to conceal the rape of a 15-year-old female student by a male student wearing a skirt in the girls’ bathroom, Biden’s pro-transgender Title IX proposals will only make it easier to sexually exploit and abuse children.
The evolution from ignoring things done “between two consenting adults in private” to government-enforced, mandatory acceptance of sexual deviancy has been occurring for decades, and the casualties left in the rubble of this persistent march toward Sodom have continued to pile up.
The LGBT culture war marches on, destroying the religious liberty rights of Americans — just as we knew would be the case following the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision in 2015 — leaving Christians, conservatives, and constitutionalists as the casualties.
David Leach is the owner of the Strident Conservative. He holds people of every political stripe accountable for their failure to uphold conservative values, and he promotes those values instead of political parties.