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Civil Rights Division of DOJ Explains Title IX Protects Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Status, Bringing High-Stakes Showdown with Contrary State Laws One Step Closer

USA - April 8 2021 The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division released a March 26, 2021 memorandum explaining the Division’s position that Title IX prohibits…

Arkansas Passes Law Prohibiting Biologically Male Students from Participating in Female Sports

USA - March 29 2021 Arkansas Governor ASA Hutchinson signed into law the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act (“FWSA”) on March 25, 2021. Arkansas now joins Idaho…

Mississippi Enacts Law Banning Transgender Athletes from Competing on Female Sports Teams

USA - March 11 2021 Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves signed a bill today banning transgender athletes from competing on girls or women’s sports teams. Governor Reeves…

Biden Issues Executive Order Regarding Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Discrimination

USA - January 25 2021 As anticipated by our prior post, President Biden issued an Executive Order on his first day in office addressing gender identity and sexual…

In One of Its Final Actions, Department of Education Releases Internal Memorandum Analyzing Title IX as it Relates to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

USA - January 14 2021 On January 8, 2021, the Department of Education (“Department”) publicly released a 13-page internal memorandum from the Department’s Office of the…