Florida and Oklahoma leaders condemn changes to Title IX, urge states not to comply

April 26, 2024

Last week, the Biden administration unveiled new rules to Title IX that threaten women’s safety and opportunity in sports, and several state governments are speaking out against the changes. State education officials in Oklahoma and Florida have told their schools not to follow President Biden's changes to Title IX policies which would unlawfully expand the scope of the rule off campus, lower due process protections, and validate the idea that biological sex is different than gender. On Wednesday, Florida Education Commissioner Manny Diaz Jr. called the new guidelines absurd, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis instructed the state not to comply. Oklahoma State Superintendent Ryan Walters announced Thursday morning that he has taken similar measures, instructing schools within his state not to comply with the Biden administration's changes to Title IX. Other states must follow suit and stand up against these dangerous changes to protect young women. 

"We will fight Joe Biden every day to keep this social Marxism out of Oklahoma," Walters said in a statement to Fox News Digital. "This is a time for states to rise up against the federal government’s assault on young girls."

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