Parents Defending Education’s Comments on the Department of Education’s Request for Comments Regarding the Proposed Amendments to the Regulations Implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

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On September 12, Nicole Neily, president of Parents Defending Education, submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Education in response to their request for comments, Docket ID ED-2021-OCR-0166.

As the comments note, “the Proposed Rule would violate the Title IX rights of female athletes to compete in single-sex sports. By requiring schools to allow biological males who identify as female to compete in women’s sports, the Proposed Rule would depart from the Department’s longstanding precedent, which it reaffirmed as recently as 2020. Ironically, the Proposed Rule would effectively require what Title IX was designed to prevent.”

“Based on the foregoing concerns, PDE opposes the Proposed Rule in its entirety.”

PDE’s full comments can be found here.