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September 2, 2016 • News

Update on Transgender Rights under Federal Law

Along with the already existing federal and state laws protecting individuals from discrimination on the basis of their transgender status, four additional federal agencies have recently recognized that sex discrimination includes gender identity or expression.

Separately, the U.S District Court for the Northern District of Texas declared a nationwide injunction on the DOJ’s and ED’s interpretation of Title IX. Therefore, whether schools are required to comply with the above guidelines for transgender students is still in flux. Schools in compliance may continue as such, but the final requirements are to be determined.

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