President Biden's administration appeared to soften the language it used to defend a religious exemption after intense backlash from progressives.
The issue revolves around a federal law – Title IX, a civil rights statute that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex by education programs receiving federal assistance. The statute exempts religious schools from those protections if it violates their deeply held beliefs.
Title IX has traditionally been interpreted as protecting women in federally funded schools based on their biology. More...