Title IX Trouble for Fuller Seminary

Title IX Trouble for Fuller Seminary
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Fuller Theological Seminary is facing a Title IX lawsuit from a former student, whom Fuller had expelled for entering into a civil same-sex marriage. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex at any institution of higher education receiving federal funding. As I have noted before at First Things, this law does allow exemptions for religious institutions, but such exemptions are becoming increasingly tenuous. And despite the Trump administration rescinding the infamous “Dear Colleague” letter by which the Obama administration sought to expand Title IX to cover transgender people, the elasticity of the legislation in our current climate renders it the left’s equivalent of Batman’s all-purpose utility belt.

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