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Aired Aug 25, 2022

Title IX, 50 Years Later

The Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states that “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.” And what that means and how it should be implemented has been up for debate since then.

We hosted a conversation about this article as a part of PFLAG Connects and Something to Talk About Live on Thursday, August 25. Did you miss it? You can still watch it here!   

Article: USDA says religious schools will be granted automatic Title IX exemption

Source: The Hill

Author: Brooke Migdon

Questions for Discussion:

  1. Are you able to explain what Title IX is? Where did you learn about it? Can you talk about how it relates to people who are LGBTQ+?

  2. Do you think it’s good that Title IX has been interpreted to cover both sexual orientation and gender identity? Why or why not?

  3. This week’s article mentions exemptions to the law for many religiously-affiliated educational institutions, including one that was issued by the Biden Administration. Do you think that this is an effective strategy for addressing resistance to the law? Why or why not?

Bonus Resources: Check out GOP-controlled states sue over LGBT- inclusive policy to get school lunch funds from The Hill by Julia Mueller, the organization Know Your IX, and resources from the US Department of Education

About Our Guests:

Shiwali Patel, Director of Justice for Student Survivors & Senior Counsel, National Women’s Law Center

Ways to Watch:

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Something to Talk About Live is a series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about LGBTQ+ issues. Each week we offer an article on LGBTQ+ topics and suggest a few questions you can use to lead a discussion with your ERG, community group, or PFLAG chapter.