Half of the United States governors signed a letter on Friday demanding the Biden administration withdraw or delay its new Title IX proposal intended to force schools to permit male athletes to compete in female divisions.
The Department of Education’s (DOE) proposal would bar schools that receive federal funds from enforcing a “categorical” ban on transgender athletes competing on teams that match their gender identity. The twenty-five governors wrote to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to ask that the proposal be stalled or withdrawn until the Supreme Court “can address the questions raised in several pending cases that are challenging” the proposal. (RELATED: Trans, Nonbinary Legislators Send Letter Criticizing Biden Title IX Proposal On Athletics)
Title IX prohibits federally funded schools from discriminating against people based on their sex, according to the DOE website.
The governors represent Mississippi, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming, according to the…