Latest Title IX compliance News

Indiana officials appeal ruling against trans sports law

Sep. 08, 2022 13:17 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana attorney general’s office has asked a federal appeals court to overturn a judge’s order against a state law that prohibits transgender females from competing in girls school sports. The appeal filed this week argues that U.S. District Judge Jane...

Soccer player alleges abuse by ex-NC State school official

Aug. 30, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

A former North Carolina State soccer player sued the school in federal court Tuesday, saying he was sexually abused for years by the Wolfpack’s former director of sports medicine under the guise of treatment. The lawsuit filed by Benjamin Locke accuses Robert Murphy Jr. of...

Charlene Curtis, coaching trailblazer in ACC, dies at 67

Aug. 19, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Charlene Curtis, the first Black women's head basketball coach in the ACC, died Thursday after a battle with cancer, the conference said. She was 67. Curtis was the head coach at Wake Forest from 1997-2004, after head coaching stops at Radford and...

Transgender child sues over Tennessee school bathroom law

Aug. 04, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A transgender child and her parents sued the Tennessee Department of Education on Thursday over a law that prohibits transgender students and staff from using school bathrooms or locker rooms that match their gender identities. The suit was filed in federal...

ETSU AD resigns, women's coach fired for Title IX complaints

Aug. 01, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — East Tennessee State athletic director Scott Carter resigned Monday, while the Bucs announced they plan to fire women's basketball coach Simon Harris over Title IX complaints in his lone season. Harris was suspended Monday with pay until his firing...

Florida to schools: Don't follow federal LGBTQ protections

Jul. 29, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida advised school districts to ignore protections for LGBTQ students that President Joe Biden's administration is trying to implement, saying the anti-discrimination language is not binding law and following the guidance could result in breaking state law. ...

Judge: Transgender girl can rejoin school's softball team

Jul. 26, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Indianapolis Public Schools to allow a 10-year-old transgender girl to rejoin her school’s all-girls softball team while a lawsuit continues against a state law that bans transgender females from competing in girls school sports. ...

Gamecocks' Aliyah Boston: Turned down late invite by ESPYS

Jul. 20, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Consensus college women's basketball player of the year Aliyah Boston turned down a late invitation to the ESPYS awards show, saying the offer was even more hurtful than not being asked to attend. Boston helped the South Carolina Gamecocks win the NCAA title...

US agencies temporarily barred from enforcing LGBTQ guidance

Jul. 16, 2022 12:36 PM EDT

A judge in Tennessee has temporarily barred two federal agencies from enforcing directives issued by President Joe Biden's administration that extended protections for LGBTQ people in schools and workplaces. U.S. District Judge Charles Atchley Jr. in an order on Friday ruled for the...