• Biden ties school lunch funds to transgender policy

    From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Sun Jul 31 09:53:56 2022
    By Charles Creitz
    Published July 31, 2022

    South Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem spoke out to Fox News on a new requirement from the USDA that will essentially tie federal school
    lunch funding to adherence to the Biden administration's interpretation
    of Title IX, which prohibits sex-based discrimination.

    "This White House has threatened to take away all of our school lunch
    resources for poor and underprivileged kids if we don't comply with
    their mandates," she said.


    In a statement announcing the new policy, Agriculture Secretary Tom
    Vilsack said there must be "recogni[tion of] the vulnerability of the
    LGBTQI+ communities and provide them with an avenue to grieve any discrimination they face."

    "We hope that by standing firm against these inequities we will help
    bring about much-needed change," the USDA chief added.

    Vilsack's directive requires state schools seeking National School
    Lunch Program resources to view Title IX as inclusive of gender

    South Dakota Attorney General Mark Vargo is one of 22 state attorneys
    general challenging the move in court, which is being led by Indiana's
    Todd Rokita and Tennessee's Herbert Slatery III.


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