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WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) penned this op-ed in Newsweek arguing that the Biden administration’s new interpretation of Title IX will destroy educational opportunities for women and girls. Kennedy also warned that President Biden’s new rule will allow gender activists to weaponize Title IX against schools that don’t abide by a student’s pronoun preferences.

Key excerpts of the op-ed are below:                                                                                         

“Title IX has helped make the United States home to some of the highest educated, most athletically dominant women on the planet. But that won't stop the Biden administration from destroying Title IX to appease the most radical members of its party.”

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“Put differently, Title IX will no longer protect women based on their immutable physical characteristics. Instead, activists can weaponize Title IX to force schools to prioritize the comfortable education of the boy with gender dysphoria above the academic and emotional well-being of the dozens of girls who would rather not share a locker room or learn about puberty alongside biological boys.

“President Biden's new rule defeats the purpose of Title IX. By interpreting Title IX to be about protecting ‘gender identity’ instead of physical gender, President Biden will place countless women and girls in uncomfortable—or even unsafe—learning environments.

“The Biden administration is unperturbed. It dismissed the concerns of parents who don't want their daughters to share a bathroom with a biological man by denying that the ‘mere presence of a transgender person in a single-sex space compromises anyone's legitimate privacy interest.’ Put down the bong.”

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“The Biden administration's Title IX rule will also require language restrictions, mandated by the federal government, on any teacher who wishes to use grammatically correct pronouns. Under the new rule, any teacher who refers to a little boy as ‘he’ instead of ‘they’ in a way that the federal government finds objectively offensive will trigger a lawsuit for discrimination. Grammar teachers might as well cancel the lesson on pronouns now.”

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“Title IX has protected women and girls for more than 50 years. President Biden ought to hide his head in a bag if he allows his administration to destroy decades of progress for women by turning Title IX into a weapon that his party can use to tear apart schools that don't support these anti-women gender policies.”

Read Kennedy’s full op-ed here.