• Transgender Students' Rights
  • July 26, 2016 | Author: Felicia S. Vasudevan
  • Law Firm: Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP - Quincy Office
  • On May 13, 2016, the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) and the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) issued a Dear Colleague Letter reinforcing their prior interpretation that Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) and its implementing regulations prohibit discrimination based on a student’s gender identity, including discrimination based on a student’s transgender status. OCR and the DOJ informed school districts that as a condition of receiving Federal funds, a school district must adhere to the Dear Colleague Letter.