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Citizens Defending Freedom Urges Congressional Action Now to Stop the Biden Administration's Use of Title IX for Gender Identity Politics

Updated: May 13

TEXAS – Citizens Defending Freedom (CDF) urges the public to take action now by contacting their elected members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate to stop the Biden Administration’s unconstitutional Title IX rule change by sponsoring, co-sponsoring, and supporting a Congressional Review Act (CRA) Joint Resolution of Disapproval.


Title IX is a sweeping civil rights law that was introduced, debated, and ultimately passed by Congress in 1972 that prohibits sex-based discrimination at federally funded colleges and K-12 schools. The new rules, which were not approved by Congress, fundamentally alter the definition of biological sex and the congressional intent of Title IX to provide women and girls equal opportunity in education programs. The new rules are slated to take effect on August 1, 2024, redefining sex discrimination and sex-based harassment with the addition of gender identity as a protected class. 


The Biden Administration’s redefinition of Title IX absent congressional approval is a clear violation of the separation of powers enshrined in our Constitution.


Unelected bureaucrats in Washington D.C. need a refresher course on Article I, sec. 1 of the United States Constitution in that ‘All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.’ This radical rule change is an attack on the constitutional authority of Congress, resulting in the American people being governed by unelected bureaucrats. A Congressional Review Act Joint Resolution of Disapprovalprovides the American people with a voice and checks this usurpation of congressional authority,” said Jonathan Hullihan, CDF General Counsel.


The Biden Administration's proposed alterations to Title IX represent a dangerous departure from the legislative authority of Congress and the laws intended purpose of prohibiting biological sex-based discrimination in federally funded educational institutions. By unilaterally altering the definition of "sex" without a congressional amendment to the landmark 1972 Title IX law, the Administration threatens to compromise the safety and privacy of female students, parental rights, and forces gender identity politics into every public school in the United States.


Since 2022, CDF has tirelessly worked to challenge the Biden Administration's overreach of constitutional authority. Through public commentary and educational efforts, CDF has sought to raise awareness about the urgent need to defend the Constitution and original intent of Title IX. Earlier this year, CDF’s Legal Team met with Biden Administration officials to discuss the Title IX proposals as a major question reserved for Congress and not subject to the 2020 Supreme Court ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County, a Title VII employment law case.


CDF urges citizens to act by contacting their elected members of Congress in the House and Senate to sponsor, cosponsor, and support a Congressional Review Act Joint Resolution of Disapproval to halt the Biden Administration's unlawful changes to Title IX.

By visiting CDF's website, concerned individuals can find the contact information for their elected members of Congress to make their voices heard in defense of equal opportunity for women and girls and to restore the legislative authority of Congress.


About Citizens Defending Freedom:  

Founded in 2021, Citizens Defending Freedom is a non-profit organization that strategically operates in counties across America to help citizens defend their faith and freedom, all while fighting for transparency in local government. Currently, Citizens Defending Freedom is established in Florida, Georgia, Michigan, and Texas, with plans to continue expanding across America. Click here to learn more about Citizens Defending Freedom.

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