On June 23, 2022, the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the U.S. Department of Education released its proposed changes to Title IX regulations, which codify protections for LGBTQ+ students from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex characteristics. The regulations aim to restore protections for students against all forms of sex-based harassment, ensure prompt and effective action, and eliminate the requirements of a live hearing and cross-examination. Notably, the proposed rule does not address Title IX’s application to school sports, but the Department’s press release indicates that it will address school athletics in a separate rulemaking process.

Attorneys in Ballard Spahr’s Education Industry Group cover the proposed changes at length in a legal alert that can be found here.