The State Of Alabama Filed A Lawsuit Challenging The U.S Department Of Education’s Recently Announced Rule On Title IX

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and
Alabama State School Board Superintendent Eric Mackey have released the
following advisory to public school districts across the state:

“Yesterday, the State of Alabama filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S.
Department of Education’s recently announced rule on Title IX. 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,

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