The Biden administration has refused a request by prominent feminist group Women's Liberation Front (WoLF) for Tile IX policy to be enforced on the basis of biological sex.
Passed in 1972, Title IX is a civil rights law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in institutions that receive federal funds. The policy seeks to provide women with equal opportunities in sports and academics.
WoLF submitted the request over concerns with President Biden's March 8 executive order that eliminates single-sex sports by allowing transgender athletes to compete in the gender of their choice. WoLF argues that allowing biological males to compete in women's sports will erase the protections of Title IX.
"[The Office for Civil Rights] respectfully denies your request," said acting assistant secretary for Civil Rights Suzanne Goldberg.
WoLf said in a statement that it will continue its push to protect women's educational opportunities and spaces and encouraged the public to submit feedback to the Department of Education.