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Title IX Protections Extend to Transgender Students, Education Dept. Says

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WASHINGTON — A year after the Supreme Court ruled that protections in the Civil Rights Act against discrimination in the workplace extended to gay and transgender people, the Education Department plans to say on Wednesday that it has interpreted the ruling to mean that those protections also extend to students.

The department will say that discrimination against gay and transgender students is prohibited under Title IX, a 1972 law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in federally funded schools.

The law has become a political cudgel in the culture wars over sex and education. “We just want to double down on our expectations,” Miguel A.

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