WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Independent Women’s Voice (IWV) applauds Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL) for introducing a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to overturn the Biden administration’s unlawful Title IX regulation, which unilaterally rewrites the landmark sex equality law and undermines women’s rights, free speech, and due process. If this new Omnibus Rule goes into effect on August 1, Title IX will be turned on its head through extra-statutory regulations that require schools to allow males to self-identify into women’s spaces, opportunities, and athletics.

By claiming that Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of “gender identity,” a term never mentioned in the original statute, the Biden administration’s rewrite forces schools to let males who identify as women take women’s scholarships and invade women’s private spaces — including women’s athletic teams.

May Mailman, Independent Women’s Law Center Director, said, “The American public does not have to put up with an executive bent on promulgating illegal regulations that harm women. Congress has the power to act, and we are grateful for Rep. Mary Miller stepping in to start that process. Every Member of Congress should protect his or her power to legislate, rather than looking away as the Biden administration rewrites Title IX.”

Riley Gaines, former 12-time All-American swimmer at the University of Kentucky and Independent Women’s Voice ambassador, said: “Women and men are equal, but we are not the same. Sex does not equal gender identity, but according to the Biden administration’s illegal and discriminatory new Omnibus Title IX rule, it is perfectly acceptable to strip away the sole purpose of Title IX – to provide equal opportunity for women under the law. Rep. Mary Miller is a true champion for women, fighting to uphold Title IX protections meant for women through legislation to reverse the rewrite before it goes into effect. I am calling on all members of Congress to support this Congressional Review Act and preserve Title IX as it was originally intended.” 

Paula Scanlan, former University of Pennsylvania swimmer and Independent Women’s Voice ambassador, said: “Rep. Mary Miller is a courageous champion for women and has proven great leadership standing firmly against the unethical rewrite of Title IX. We need more leaders to take a stance like her!”

The administration’s draft rules, released on June 23, 2022, “in celebration” of the 50th anniversary of Title IX, generated overwhelming public opposition, with citizens filing a record number of comments with the Department of Education. 

Immediately following the Biden administration’s illegal rewrite of Title IX, Independent Women’s Forum and Independent Women’s Law Center filed a blockbuster lawsuit – Alabama vs. Cardona – against the Biden administration’s illegal Title IX regulation.  National Law Journal said IWF’s lawsuit stands out for its comprehensive challenge to multiple aspects of the regulation. 

IWV calls on lawmakers to support the CRA and to preserve Title IX and women’s rights across the nation. 

Independent Women’s Voice is leading efforts against the Title IX rewrite: 

  • Independent Women’s Forum, IWV’s sister organization, organized the Our Bodies, Our Sports “Take Back Title IX” Summer 2024 Bus Tour. The tour is hitting the road from coast to coast this summer ahead of the Biden administration’s new regulations to activate supporters across the country to take back Title IX and stand up for women’s sports. 
  • IWV drove more than 20,000 public comments to the Department of Education opposing the Biden administration’s plan to gut Title IX. 
  • Independent Women’s Forum ambassadors recently joined the “Take Back Title IX” roundtable, hosted by U.S. Senators on Capitol Hill, to advocate fairness in women’s sports. Read their written testimonies here



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