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Federal judge hears arguments in Title IX lawsuit in Lexington

Kentucky and other states are fighting the rule, since it protects trans students.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — Lexington hosted a federal battle against changes to Title IX protections on Monday.

A judge heard arguments about the changes in Title IX protections that will go into effect in August.

The U.S. Department of Education announced changes to Title IX in April that would protect against all sex-based harassment and discrimination

The new rule limits a school’s ability to separate or treat students differently based on sex.

“Clarify that, except as permitted by certain provisions of Title IX or the regulations, a recipient (school) must not carry out any otherwise permissible different treatment or separation on the basis of sex in a way that would cause more than de minimis harm, including by adopting a policy or engaging in a practice that prevents a person from participating in an education program or activity consistent with their gender identity,” reads an unofficial version of the final rule.

Shortly after President Joe Biden and the Department of Education announced the new rule, a coalition of 26 attorney generals led by Kentucky Attorney General Russell Coleman and Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmett took issue and began efforts to block the changes.

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