Chalkbeat: Biden Ed department: Federal law protects LGBTQ students against discrimination

June 16. 2021

Executive Director Noreen Farrell was featured in the education news outlet Chalkbeat, in an article about the Department of Education’s recent announcement that Title IX covers all forms of gender discrimination, including against LGBTQIA+ students.

Noreen Farrell, who heads Equal Rights Advocates, a nonprofit legal organization that fights gender discrimination, said the memo sends a “powerful message” about the direction the Biden administration is likely heading in as it considers a more sweeping overhaul of how Title IX is enforced.

“There will be regulations, and further guidance, and the potential for legislation to see through that vision of LGBTQ protections,” Farrell said. “It’s probably not the end of the conversation and the debate about how Title IX is interpreted.”

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