April 19, 2024

Rep. Takano Hails Final Title IX Rule from Education Department

Takano is a Congressional Leader on LGBTQ and Education Issues 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Mark Takano (CA-39), a Congressional leader on LGBTQ and education issues, hailed the finalized rule on Title IX from the U.S. Department of Education and Biden Administration:

The Education Department and Biden Administration showed real courage today, delivering on a long-held promise to ensure that the federal government does more to protect all Americans—especially LGBTQ Americans—from discrimination.

This groundbreaking rule is a major victory, but we still have much to do. We need to enshrine and expand its protections by passing the Equality Act because for too many Americans, their rights and protections depend on the zip code they live in.??

Background on Takano:

·         LGBTQ: First openly gay person of color elected to Congress and author of the Equality Act, which would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to extend non-discrimination protections to the LGBTQ community

·         Education: Former teacher and Senior Member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.