The senators requested that the administration “clarify the scope of prohibited discrimination” regarding LGBTQ students under Title IX.
The letter recommends the rule should ensure that “students must be housed consistent with their gender identity and specify that intentional misgendering is a form of harassment.”
The senators also urged the Education Department to move forward with a rule ensuring that sports teams must allow transgender students to play on teams “consistent with their gender identity.”
“Protecting transgender students’ rights to participate in athletic activities consistent with their gender identity in no way disadvantages their fellow students, and does not take away or undermine the protections Title IX provides for women and girls,” the letter claims.
The letter also celebrated the department’s inclusion of abortion as a protected category but called for further enforcement.
“Given the changing landscape of abortion rights and…