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Andrew T. Walker on Dismantling the Federal “Shame List” of Religious Schools

December 26, 2016

The Department of Education publishes a list of schools that have received religious exemptions from Title IX. What’s that mean?

Title IX allows a religious school to be exempt from government policies that would undermine its religious identity. The need for exemptions has traditionally been rare. That’s now changed, as the Education Department has interpreted “sex discrimination” to involve the category of gender identity. Without an exemption, Christians schools would be required, for example, to permit a biological male who identifies as female to live in dorms with other females.
The list is widely seen as an attempt by hostile regulators to intimidate religious institutions. Andrew T. Walker at National Review argues that the Trump administration should discontinue this publication.
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