The U.S. Department of Education is proposing to redefine the meaning of sex to include “gender identity” as part of the Title IX law (1). This change would have transformative
effects on schools, children, families, and American society at large (2).
In response, our friends at SAVE are inviting candidates for federal, state, or local office to sign a “Candidate Pledge to Protect Schools, Children, and Families from the Federal Title IX Plan.”
The Pledge states:
When elected to office, I pledge to work to assure that:
1. Schools and other organizations shall utilize the traditional binary definition of “sex.”
2. Schools shall obtain prior consent from parents for any use of gender pronouns, or gender-dysphoria counseling or treatments.
3. Parents shall have the right to examine and opt their children out of any school curricula dealing with sexuality and gender identity.
4. Schools shall only allow biological females to participate in women’s sports, enter women's locker rooms, and use women's bathrooms.
5. Schools shall adhere to Constitutional due process procedures to protect falsely accused males from Title IX complaints.
6. Schools and other institutions shall fully uphold Constitutional free speech guarantees.
Even though the Pledge was not publicly announced until October 5, lawmakers in Alabama, Idaho, Iowa, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia already have signed on to the statement (4).
The Biden Title IX proposal has faced stiff criticism from numerous federal and state lawmakers and attorneys general (5). In addition, five Republican presidential candidates are now calling for the abolition of the Department of Education (6).
Candidates for school boards also are invited to sign the Pledge. At last count, 1,045 school districts around the country have implemented policies stating that school personnel can or should keep a student’s transgender status hidden from parents (7).
Candidates are welcome to display the signed Pledge on their campaign websites and at campaign events.
Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
Title IX regulation
Assistant Education Secretary Catherine Lhamon
definition of sex
definition of sexual harrassment
14th Amendment due process
Independent and impartial investigations
Unrestricted access to evidence
Right to a live hearing and cross-examination