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Biden Administration Proposes Protections for LGBT Students and Women

Biden Administration Proposes Protections for LGBT Students and Women

Via the AP:

The Biden administration proposed a dramatic overhaul of campus sexual assault rules on Thursday, acting to expand protections for LGBTQ students, bolster the rights of victims and widen colleges’ responsibilities in addressing sexual misconduct. The proposal, announced on the 50th anniversary of the Title IX women’s rights law, is intended to replace a set of controversial rules issued during the Trump administration by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. The proposal is almost certain to be challenged by conservatives, and it is expected to lead to new legal battles over the rights of transgender students in schools, especially in sports.

Love ya Joe. But still waiting on the Equality Act in the first 100 days, It’s now 942 days before the END of your first term.

Just saying.

Banks Stop Donations To Florida Private School Vouchers Programs Over LGBT Discrimination

Banks Stop Donations To Florida Private School Vouchers Programs Over LGBT Discrimination

Via NBC News:

Two of the largest banks in the U.S. say they will stop donating millions of dollars to Florida’s private school voucher program after a newspaper investigation found that some of the program’s beneficiaries (religious institutions) discriminate against LGBTQ students.

In a statement to NBC News and CNBC on Wednesday evening, Wells Fargo confirmed that it would no longer participate.

“We have reviewed this matter carefully and have decided to no longer support Step Up for Students,” the San Francisco-based bank said of the voucher program. “All of us at Wells Fargo highly value diversity and inclusion, and we oppose discrimination of any kind.”

In case you are wondering why the program is supported by donations and not taxes, it’s because the Florida Constitution says, tax money cannot go directly or indirectly to any religious institutions.