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Biden administration working with Soros-funded group on gender policy

The Biden administration’s Title IX gender proposal is eerily similar to that from a George Soros-funded advocacy group.

The proposal contains rules on anti-transgender bias in schools, reversing Trump-era guidance. Governing for Impact, a secretive liberal nonprofit whose board includes a high-level Soros director, prepared a legal memo for the Education Department that is similar in structure and reasoning.

“The Trump administration has weakened protections for transgender individuals under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) by rescinding previous policy statements, changing its enforcement policy, filing Statements of Interest in litigation and threatening fund termination for schools that support transgender students,” the says the memo which was reported on by numerous outlets including MSN and Fox News.

A backbone of the Biden administration’s proposal includes expanding language to bring in gender identity and sexual orientation, which GFI advocated for within the memo. GFI’s legal policy memo recommended “implementing regulations to include sexual orientation, gender identity and transgender status; and that Title IX and its implementing regulations require schools to treat students consistent with their gender identity for purposes of Title IX and not to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.”

Many say the proposal will kill women’s sports and female athletes have already been protesting biological males being allowed to compete on their teams.

Rachel Klarman, GFI’s executive director, said the organization is proud of its “ongoing efforts to help ensure that the federal government works more effectively for everyday working Americans, not just for members of industry groups that have long devoted vast resources to pursuing their own policy agendas.”

The Education Department did not directly address questions about GFI’s involvement and said the “proposed rule was developed through a transparent and public process including stakeholder engagements and a public hearing and comment process, including hundreds of comments and feedback regarding protections to end discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The department continues to welcome feedback from all parties on the proposed regulations to ensure Title IX can fulfill its full promise and protect all students.”

GFI has quietly worked with the Biden administration behind the scenes and boasted in internal memos of implementing more than 20 of its regulatory agenda items as it attempts to reverse Trump-era deregulations by zeroing in on education, health care, housing, labor and environmental issues.

–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice

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