Title IX Arguments by Florida and Red State Coalition to be Heard by Federal Judge in Alabama

An online order posted on Wednesday reveals that arguments regarding the attempt by Florida and other Republican-led states to block a new Biden administration rule about sex-based discrimination in education programs will be heard by an Alabama federal judge on July 1.

U.S. District Judge Annemarie Carney Axon is set to preside over a hearing in Birmingham, Ala., regarding a motion filed by Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and four other plaintiffs. The motion seeks a preliminary injunction against the rule, which pertains to Title IX. This landmark 1972 law prohibits discrimination in education programs based on sex.

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Last month, a lawsuit was filed by the states and four organizations, alleging that the Biden administration went beyond its legal authority when it extended Title IX regulations to cover discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

The lawsuit argues that the implementation of the rule could have implications for matters like restroom access for transgender students in schools. The U.S. Department of Education, in its announcement of the rule, stated that its purpose is to uphold Title IX’s commitment to ensuring that no individual faces sex discrimination in federally funded education.

Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina have joined Florida in filing a lawsuit against the Biden administration over the newly implemented Title IX rules.

Other legal challenges have also arisen as a result of the rule.

On Tuesday, a lawsuit was filed in federal court in Kansas by Moms for Liberty, a conservative group, along with Kansas, Alaska, Utah, Wyoming, and three other plaintiffs.

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