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Alabama will fight new Title IX rules requiring that men claiming to be women use women's restrooms and locker rooms

On Tuesday, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (R) and State School Superintendent Eric Mackey released an advisory to public school districts across the state addressing the national controversy of the Biden Administration's new rules for Title IX.

"Yesterday, the State of Alabama filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Education's recently announced rule on Title IX," the AG and State Superintendent wrote. "Title IX, as passed by Congress in 1972, prohibits sex-based discrimination in any education program or activity that receives federal funding. The new rule seeks to expand the meaning of "sex" to include sexual orientation and gender identity. Compliance with the rule may run afoul of relevant state law. Please be advised that no public school district in the State of Alabama should take any step to implement the new Title IX rule at this time. Further guidance will be provided as the litigation proceeds and before the rule takes effect on August 1, 2."

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) announced her support for the lawsuit on Monday.

"Alabama is NOT implementing President Biden's offensive, unlawful and dangerous rewrite of Title IX - we're taking it to the courts!" said Gov. Ivey on the social media platform X. "When I was a young girl growing up in Camden, I never would have thought we had to fight for women to have a fair chance in 2024."

The Biden Administration has rewritten rules for the landmark 1974 Title IX legislation to claim that schools have to allow a man who pretends that he is a woman (a transgender) to use women's restrooms and locker rooms. According to the administration to refuse that boy's request would be discriminating against "females." Presumably these males, who identify as females, would be allowed to compete against actual women and girls in women's sports. The Biden administration has been promoting its radical LGBTQ+ agenda through its rule making authority.

The Alabama Legislature has passed controversial legislation defining male and female as the genders that a person is born with biologically. This sets the state against current federal law – as interpreted by the Biden administration. This effectively means that the federal courts will decide this issue.

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