Latest Title IX compliance News

Alleged sex assault on school band trip prompts legal split

Aug. 31, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The full panel of 15 appellate judges in Richmond has narrowly upheld a former northern Virginia high school student's appeal to have her lawsuit against the school system reinstated after an alleged sexual assault on a band trip. The narrow 9-6...

20 states sue over Biden admin school, work LGBT protections

Aug. 30, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attorneys general from 20 states sued President Joe Biden's administration Monday seeking to halt directives that extend federal sex discrimination protections to LGBTQ people, ranging from transgender girls participating in school sports to the use of school and...

Appeals panel revives North Dakota women's hockey lawsuit

Aug. 10, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — An effort by 11 former University of North Dakota women's hockey players to bring back the program that was dropped in 2017 got new life on Tuesday when the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals revived the players' lawsuit. The original complaint alleged...

New rules govern misconduct claims at Louisiana's colleges

Aug. 10, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's top higher education board Tuesday enacted the rules governing how college campuses must respond to and report sexual misconduct and harassment complaints, with training for school administrators scheduled for next week. The...

Suit: Brown failed to protect women from sexual misconduct

Aug. 09, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

Brown University has systematically and repeatedly failed to protect women from rape and other sexual misconduct, according to a federal class action lawsuit filed recently by four current and former female students. The suit, which was filed last Friday in Providence...

Appeals court gives mixed ruling on N.C. school's dress code

Aug. 09, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday tossed out a lower-court ruling that banned a North Carolina charter school from requiring girls to wear skirts. But the 2-1 ruling from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, also opens up...

Lawsuit against University of Montana alleges sex bias

Aug. 06, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Details emerged Friday in a lawsuit filed by three former administrators and one current faculty member accusing the University of Montana of sex-based discrimination. The Missoulian reported the lawsuit filed in U.S....

Tennessee sued over 'bathroom bill' for public schools

Aug. 03, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee was hit Tuesday with a second legal challenge aimed at overturning a slate of bills targeting transgender people that Gov. Bill Lee signed into law earlier this year. The federal lawsuit filed by the Human Rights Campaign challenges...

Federal judges block transgender restrictions in 2 states

Jul. 21, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Federal judges on Wednesday temporarily blocked an Arkansas law banning gender confirming treatments for transgender youth and a West Virginia ban on trans athletes in women's sports, two major victories for LGBTQ advocates against a wave of restrictions approved by...

Lawsuit against Liberty alleges mishandling of sex assaults

Jul. 20, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Twelve women filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Liberty University, accusing the Christian institution of a pattern of mishandling cases of sexual assault and harassment, and fostering an unsafe campus environment. The federal lawsuit filed in New...