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Penn University transgender swimmer Lia Thomas celebrates taking first place in the 500-yard freestyle race with a time of 4.37.32 during the championship final race in heat three during the Women's Ivy League Swimming & Diving Championships at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Feb. 17, 2022.

College sports association bans biological men from women’s sports

Apr 9, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Colleges such as Benedictine College and Ave Maria University are members of the NAIA, which issued a ban on biological... Read more


Court rules that religious schools’ tax-exempt status does not make them subject to Title IX 

Apr 3, 2024

By Daniel Payne

A lower court had previously ruled against the school, arguing that the school’s tax-exempt status in and of itself constituted... Read more

Female student athletes prepare to take their case for fairness in sports to court Thursday.

Four female athletes challenge Connecticut policy in fight to save women’s sports

Sep 29, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Four female student athletes are at the center of an ongoing case to protect girls’ sports, which advanced to the... Read more

Madisan DeBos, a Division I track and cross country student-athlete at Southern Utah University, speaks at the "Our Bodies, Our Sports" rally in Washington, D.C., on June 23, 2022.

Democrat senators urge stronger LGBT mandates in Biden’s sex discrimination rule

Sep 13, 2022

By Edie Heipel

A group of Democrat senators urged the Biden administration to add even stronger mandates to its proposed Title IX rule... Read more


‘Clerical error’ wipes out thousands of comments on new Biden gender-identity discrimination rule

Sep 12, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Hundreds of thousands of comments on a rule that would re-interpret sex discrimination to include “sexual orientation or gender identity”... Read more


USDA exempts religious schools from LGBT rule change threatening free lunch funds

Aug 31, 2022

By Edie Heipel

The department published a memo that includes an exception for schools to “be exempt on religious grounds if there is... Read more


Catholic schools’ free lunch funds jeopardized by Biden LGBT rule change

Aug 10, 2022

By Edie Heipel, Joe Bukuras

A reinterpreted discrimination ban puts pressure on schools not aligned with the Biden administration’s LGBTQ agenda that rely on federal... Read more


Biden administration seeks school regulation change to ban LGBT discrimination

Jun 23, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The proposed change came on the 50th anniversary of Title IX gender equality law. Read more

Cynthia Monteleone, shown at the "Our Bodies, Our Sports" rally in Washington, D.C., on June 23, 2022. The mother of three is a track coach, a Team USA World Masters track champion, and an advocate for the preservation of women’s sports.

Female athletes advocate for women’s sports ahead of Title IX transgender changes

Jun 23, 2022

By Maisy Sullivan

New regulations the Biden administration will propose could lead to major changes in women's sports. Read more

Cate Ford, one of the intervenor-plaintiffs in The State of Tennessee v. United States Department of Education

Arkansas students seek to intervene in challenge to federal transgender sports policy

Oct 5, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Three female athletes and a Christian education association are seeking to intervene in a lawsuit against the Biden administration, over... Read more

How the Biden administration’s expansion of Title IX could end up hurting women

Jun 25, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

The Biden administration’s expansion of Title IX protections could end up hurting women’s sports and contradicting the purpose of the... Read more

Louisiana governor vetoes women’s sports bill 

Jun 23, 2021

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have prohibited student athletes from competing in... Read more

Biden administration cites ‘duty’ to uphold Title IX exemption for Christian schools

Jun 9, 2021

The Biden administration on Tuesday said it is required by law to uphold a Title IX exemption for religious colleges,... Read more

Christian college to Biden administration: Don't force us to violate our religious beliefs

May 20, 2021

Attorneys representing a Missouri Christian college asked a federal court Wednesday to halt a Biden administration directive the school says... Read more

Women's track meet.

Catholic bishops back Title IX law on 'trans athletes'

Oct 28, 2020

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has given its support to a new piece of legislation that aims to... Read more

Trump administration to implement free speech rules for colleges

Sep 10, 2020

The US Education Department on Wednesday promulgated rules which formally implement a March executive order from President Donald Trump seeking... Read more

Group of female high school athletes.

Transgender athlete policy violates Title IX, Education department rules

May 28, 2020

A Connecticut high school sports policy allowing biologically male athletes to compete in female events is a Title IX violation,... Read more

Track lanes in a stadium. Via Shutterstock

'Transgender' track rules violate Title IX, ADF says

Jun 19, 2019

The governing body for high school sports in Connecticut is facing a federal complaint after allowing male students to compete... Read more

The Portiuncula Chapel on the campus of the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Franciscan University highlights sexual assault policies following criticism

Apr 25, 2018

Franciscan University in Steubenville has said it is committed to reporting and investigating all allegations of abuse in alignment with... Read more