Republican Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville is warning President Joe Biden’s administration that its modifications to Title IX will destroy “opportunities for generations of women and girls at the behest of liberal extremism.”
The Daily Wire first obtained Tuberville’s letter to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, which comes after the administration announced that the department would follow through on its December 2021 proposition to redefine sex to include “sex stereotypes, sex-related characteristics (including intersex traits), pregnancy or related conditions, sexual orientation and gender identity.”
Title IX rules focus on discrimination on the basis of sex, specifically in education. The Biden administration’s policies would specify that students could not be discriminated against based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
The Education Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Daily Wire.
Tuberville’s letter draws on reports that the Biden administration modifications would allow biological males to participate in women’s sports — a phenomenon which Tuberville notes “has already received criticism from across the country.”
“It is my understanding that the Department of Education is currently considering a proposed regulation that would modify Title IX implementation to adhere to the progressive priorities of the Biden administration,” Tuberville wrote in the letter.
“Any such weakening of current Title IX protections would amount to a reversal of 50 years of progress for women and girls in sports and an offense to every woman who has ever benefited from the enactment of the law,” he continued. “Title IX has fostered generations of female athletes who would otherwise never have been afforded the same opportunities as their male counterparts.”
The senator notes that at least 13 states have enacted legislation banning biological males from women’s sports, warning that the policy reversal would fundamentally affect how women and girls approach athletics going forward.
“The entire country is watching while this Administration destroys opportunities for generations of women and girls at the behest of liberal extremism,” he added.
Tuberville, a retired football coach, has previously called on the Senate to pass the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act, legislation which he co-sponsored that would require the definition of “sex” in Title IX to be based “solely on a person’s reproductive biology and genetics at birth.”