Title IX religious exemption is being challenged by class action lawsuit

[W]hile the statutory religious exemption to Title IX may permit, or even require, the Department to refuse assistance to sexual and gender minority students like the Plaintiffs, the Constitution forbids such inaction.” Hunter v. U.S. Department of Education, Complaint ¶6.

Title IX has long had an exemption for religious institutions, which was put in place to protect religious rights under the First Amendment. That exemption is now coming under fire. In Hunter v. U.S. Department of Education, the Religious Exemption Accountability Project filed a class action lawsuit on March 29, 2021, in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon seeking to invalidate Title IX’s religious exemption as unconstitutional. Read more >> 

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