Ohio school board votes against endorsing LGBTQ protections in Title IX

After months of debate and hundreds of personal testimony, the Ohio State Board of Education voted Tuesday 10-7 to reject the Biden Administration’s plan to add LGBTQ protections to Title IX.

But much of the resolution’s original language, and arguably the most controversial, was removed.

Most of the board members deleted sentences such as “denying the reality of biological sex destroys the fundamental truths on which education rests” and “sex is not arbitrarily assigned at birth.”

What remained were claims that President Joe Biden’s plan to add gender identity and sexual orientation to federal law protecting girls from discrimination in schools and sports “illegally circumvents the legislative process and undermines the same protections for female students that Title IX sought to provide. “