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On Friday, U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) issued a statement after the Biden administration’s Department of Education published a final rule, which impacts Title IX and women and girls across the country. The Department of Education is working on a separate effort to allow biological men to compete in women’s sports. The Title IX ruling that was published today does not directly address athletic programs.

“Today, the Biden administration redefined the definition of a ‘woman,’” said Senator Tuberville. “When the Department of Education proposed changes to Title IX back in summer of 2022, I immediately raised concerns about the negative impacts it would have on women and girls. The final rule published today requires schools to allow biological boys to participate in activities and clubs designated for girls. This is a slap in the face to women and girls everywhere and undoes fifty years of Title IX progress.

Joe Biden and his administration believe that anyone who identifies as a woman IS a woman – and should enjoy the protections intended for biological women and girls. This means that biological women now have zero safe spaces and no real identity. Women and girls deserve so much better.

Try as he might, Joe Biden doesn’t get to tell us what a woman is. I hope every woman, parent, student-athlete, teacher, and coach will join me in sending a loud and clear message to Joe Biden: you can’t erase women, and you can’t erase Title IX. I strongly condemn President Biden and his administration and will work with my colleagues to fight this to the full extent of my authority as a United States Senator.”


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