Abbott instructs Texas colleges, universities to not comply with Biden Title IX rule

(The Center Square) – Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday directed the Texas public university systems and community colleges to not comply with a new rule change implemented by the Biden administration related to Title IX.

The latest directive comes after Abbott said last week that the state will not comply and he instructed the Texas Education Agency not to do so.

Texas also sued the administration over the rule change last week, as did multiple states, The Center Square reported, arguing it is illegal.

At issue is the Biden administration’s Department of Education rewriting the Title IX statute to expand the definition of “sex” to include “gender identity.”

Title IX, which is part of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, states, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under
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