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posted Friday, December 4, 2015 - Volume 43 Issue 49
Feds allow 27 colleges to discriminate against LGBT students and staff
Plans underway to expel Trans students
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Feds allow 27 colleges to discriminate against LGBT students and staff
Plans underway to expel Trans students

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Twenty-seven US colleges and universities have legal permission to discriminate against LGBT students and staff, due to a loophole in Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and some of them are actively planning to expel Transgender students.

Perhaps best known as the legal foundation for women's college sports, Title IX forbids colleges and universities that receive federal funds from excluding anyone from programs and activities because of their sex.

The language is currently being interpreted to protect LGBT individuals as well as women of any sexual orientation.

However, a loophole in the law allows any institution that is 'controlled by a religious organization' to ignore Title IX if the nondiscrimination provisions are not 'consistent with the religious tenets of such organization.'

That loophole has allowed 27 religious schools to get federal funds even though they refuse to comply with Title IX's nondiscrimination language. In all, the schools receive some $130 million in federal research grants and student aid while reserving the right to discriminate against their students and staff.

None of the schools are in Washington state, but two are in Portland: one is run by the Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends - a breakaway Quaker group - and one is a nondenominational Christian school.

Title IX waivers allowing religious schools to receive federal funds while still discriminating against students and staff were relatively rare until last year.

Only a handful were requested in the 1980s and 1990s, many by religious schools who wanted to ensure they could prevent women from being hired in leadership roles without running afoul of discrimination laws.

That changed in 2014 when the Obama administration issued guidance that the Title IX protection 'extends to claims of discrimination based on gender identity or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity.'

This year the administration went even further and ruled that Title IX also protects sexual orientation.

According to documents obtained by the LGBT media organization The Column, several of the schools are drawing up plans to expel Transgender students.

Entire denominations are issuing resolutions in order to keep LGBT students out of their affiliated colleges and universities, The Column found. The Baptist General Convention of Texas, for example, adopted a resolution in February on the so-called 'Transgender agenda.' That resolution was aimed directly at justifying Title IX exemptions for Baptist schools.

'The trend of religiously affiliated, but publicly financed, colleges receiving exemptions from the U.S. Department of Education in order to discriminate against LGBTQ students and employees is disturbing,' attorney Paul Southwick told The Column. 'While we are seeing increased protections for transgender, intersex and LGB students through Title IX, we are also seeing the protections of Title IX gutted at the very institutions where students need those protections the most.'

Southwick has represented students who have filed action against Christian schools after having been expelled for being LGBT.

'Discrimination is never OK,' Shane Windmeyer, Executive Director of Campus Pride, said.

'For these schools to espouse that their religion sanctions discrimination against any young person is careless and life-threatening. This list needs to be made public every time a school files for a Title IX exemption. It is shameful and wrong.

'If a college receives public funding,' he added, 'it should have to follow public laws. The government would be perfectly within its rights to make taxpayer-funded aid to these colleges contingent on compliance with generally applicable nondiscrimination laws.'

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