Predictably, attorneys general from six Republican-leaning states (i.e., Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia) filed suit on April 20, 2024 against the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) over its new Title IX rule, which was released on April 19, 2024. The lawsuit comes on the heels of three others, totaling at least 15 states to have taken the administration to court over the new policy, which includes LGBTQ+ students as protected from sex discrimination. All claims against the USDE accuse it of being “arbitrary and capricious” in finalizing the Title IX rule, which plaintiffs say is unconstitutional.

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