AG Hilgers Joins Six States’ Attorneys General in Title IX Lawsuit | 1340 KGFW

Attorney General Mike Hilgers, with thanks

LINCOLN – Attorney General Hilgers has joined a coalition of six attorneys general in filing a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri against the U.S. Department of Education over the new rule interpreting Title IX.

“Title IX has a long history of protecting women from harassment and creating opportunities for female athletes. Unfortunately, the Biden administration believes it can take away women’s privacy and opportunities,” said Attorney General Mike Hilgers. “We are proud to support our sister states in filing this lawsuit to stop the administration’s unlawful rewrite of Title IX, which will only serve to harm women and weaken the rule of law.”

Congress passed Title IX more than fifty years ago to protect and advance opportunities for women and girls in education and sports. President Biden and his Department of Education are now radically reinterpreting Title IX, rewriting it as a rule about gender identity.

The rule under question requires schools and colleges to allow men on women’s and girls’ sports teams, depriving young female athletes of opportunities. The rule forces schools and universities to allow men into locker rooms, toilets and shower facilities for women and girls. It also forces teachers, administrators and even fellow students to use an individual’s pronouns, subjecting anyone who disagrees with President Biden’s views on sex to investigation and possible sanctions.

Attorney General Hilgers joined attorneys general from Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota in the lawsuit.