More than fifty years ago, Congress enacted the landmark sex equality law Title IX to end unjust sex discrimination in education and to expand educational opportunities for women and girls. Congress did not pass this landmark protection to force females to compete for resources and playing time against male-bodied athletes, trans-identified or not, who have inherent physical advantages. Yet the Department’s proposed rule would require precisely that adverse outcome in almost all circumstances. This is not fair to female athletes. In fact, it is a violation of the very statute the Department purports to enforce. The rule should be withdrawn.

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