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.