Skip to content

US Seeks Stronger Title IX Protections for Transgender Students

  • Changes would undo Trump-era guidance on alleged misconduct
  • Biden administration marks 50th anniversary of landmark law
A person holds a transgender pride flag outside the Stonewall Inn in New York.

A person holds a transgender pride flag outside the Stonewall Inn in New York.

Photographer: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images

The Biden administration marked the 50th anniversary of Title IX by proposing sweeping changes to the landmark law that aim to strengthen discrimination protections for transgender and nonbinary students and undo Trump-era rules governing sexual misconduct allegations at schools and universities. 

Current Title IX mandates do not protect students from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The changes proposed Thursday would enshrine those as protected identities, as well as boost protections for pregnant students.