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Biden administration Title IX rule change

Description:  The Biden administration’s proposed rule that illegitimately rewrites Title IX violates Americans’ constitutionally and legally protected freedoms.

ADF client Chelsea Mitchell sitting in bleachers
Friday, Apr 19, 2024

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Counsel Rachel Rouleau regarding the Biden administration’s radical change related to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 that illegitimately redefines “sex” in federal law, threatening women’s advancements in education and athletics and violating the rights of parents, students, and teachers:

“The Biden administration’s radical redefinition of sex turns back the clock on equal opportunity for women, threatens student safety and privacy, and undermines fairness in women’s sports. It is a slap in the face to women and girls who have fought long and hard for equal opportunities. The administration continues to ignore biological reality, science, and commonsense, and women are suffering as a result. The administration’s new regulation will have devastating consequences on the future of women’s sports, student privacy, and parental rights, which is why Alliance Defending Freedom plans to take action to defend female athletes, as well as school districts, teachers, and students who will be gravely harmed by this unlawful government overreach.”

When the Biden administration first proposed its Title IX rule change, ADF attorneys swiftly urged the president to reconsider and withdraw the proposal for the sake of female athletes who have long fought for an equal playing field. Yet, the administration unlawfully adopted the new definition anyway, which will take effect August 1, 2024.

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, parental rights, and the sanctity of life.

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ABOUT Rachel Rouleau

Rachel Rouleau serves as legal counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, where she is a member of the Center for Conscience Initiatives. Rouleau joined the Conscience Team in 2020, where she focuses on protecting the conscience rights of individuals being unjustly forced to compromise their beliefs under threat of heavy fines and punishment. Prior to that, she was a First Year Lawyer Fellow in ADF’s new fellowship program. Rouleau earned her J.D. from William and Mary Law School in 2019. She obtained her B.A. in political science from the University of Florida in 2015. She is a member of the Massachusetts bar.