ACLU of Kansas Statement on AG Kobach Lawsuit Over Final Title IX Rule

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

CONTACT: Esmie Tseng, Communications Director, ACLU of Kansas, [email protected]

TOPEKA, KAN. – Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach's announced today via Facebook Live his office's lawsuit against the Biden administration over the U.S. Department of Education's recent issuance of a final Title IX rule.

In response, Micah Kubic, ACLU of Kansas Executive Director, issued the following statement:

"Mr. Kobach either inherently misunderstands the intent and impact of Title IX protections, or he purposefully misinterprets them.

The U.S. Department of Education's rules require that schools guarantee that all students, including survivors of sexual harassment, LGBTQ students, and pregnant and parenting students, have full and equal access to educational opportunities regardless of sex. To Mr. Kobach, the issuance of the rule is an opportunity to advance his extreme agenda — but for Kansans who face sexual harassment and violence, this is about protecting their right to be safe in leaving their rooms, going to class, or getting help they need.

Mr. Kobach is claiming that he is standing up for girls and women. But what he is really doing is continuing his decades-long crusade against our shared values and fundamental rights, using his misleading legal interpretations to try to transform the law into a tool that persecutes Kansans instead of protecting them." 

The Title IX final rule can be found here:

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