For Immediate Release: 9.13.22
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Religious Liberty Firm Urges U.S. Department of Education to Protect Religious Liberty, Scrap Proposed Changes to Title IX
First Liberty Institute submits public comments opposing proposed changes that threaten the rights of women and parents, free speech
Washington, DC—First Liberty Institute yesterday submitted a public comment opposing the Department of Education’s proposed changes to Title IX that threaten the rights of women, free speech, parental rights, and the religious liberty rights of millions of Americans.
The following statement may be attributed to Christine Pratt, Counsel for First Liberty:
The Department’s proposed rule gives federal bureaucrats broad powers to bully and exclude students and teachers who don’t share the government’s beliefs about marriage and human sexuality. They threaten the remarkable advances made by women in academics and athletics since Title IX was adopted in 1972. We urge the Department to recognize that federal laws and the Constitution protect the civil rights of all students, including their religious liberty rights, and to correct the proposed rule changes to ensure that religious students and parents are punished for their deeply held beliefs.
The public comment can be read here.
About First Liberty Institute
First Liberty Institute is a non-profit public interest law firm and the largest legal organization in the nation dedicated exclusively to defending religious freedom for all Americans.
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