BLOGNews You Should Know: The Fight over Title IX Definitions, Women Respond to French President, and More

By Michael Farris, Jr. Posted on: | October 26, 2018

Last weekend, the media was ablaze with declarations that the Trump Administration sought to define transgenders out of existence. The voices of reason among the hyperbolic headlines say defining sex based on science is a good thing. Also, the French President implied that women cannot be educated and have large families, but women everywhere are proving him wrong. All this and more from the Alliance Alert team!


ADF in the News

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Kennesaw State, student group settle campus speech lawsuit

Kennesaw State University recently settled with Ratio Christi, a Christian student group, agreeing to eliminate its “speech zone,” a 0.08 acre space on the 405-acre campus and pay appropriate damages. The group tried to set up a pro-life display, but school officials forced them set up their display in the speech zone since the display was deemed too "controversial."


Religious Freedom

National Review: The Attack on Faith-Based Adoption Agencies

Left-leaning politicians are falsely claiming that laws in states like Texas and Michigan bar LGBT people from adopting. The reality is that these laws allow faith-based adoption providers to place children in a home with a mother and a father, while not in any way impeding LGBT people who wish to adopt through other providers. We are seeing the consequences of political attacks on faith-based adoption agencies, and the losers are the children who simply want a “forever home” with a loving mom and dad.


Marriage and the Family

The Federalist: The Trump Administration Is Right To Define Gender Biologically

The Trump Administration is asking the Department of Health and Human Services to clearly define sex “on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable,” for purposes of clarifying Title IX sex-discrimination questions. Obama-era edicts made Title IX questions increasingly difficult to answer, but re-establishing “sex” as male or female protects women's rights and avoids confusion, writes David Marcus.


Sanctity of Life

The Daily Signal: ‘My Family Is Not the Product of Ignorance’: Harvard Grad and Mom of 8 Takes on French President

Speaking at an event in New York City, French President Emmanuel Macron asked to be shown a "perfectly educated" woman with "seven, eight, or nine" children. An assistant professor at Catholic University of America, who has eight children and earned her PhD from Harvard, accepted his challenge and sparked a movement in the process.


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Michael Farris, Jr.

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Michael Farris, Jr., serves as Legal Content Manager for Alliance Defending Freedom and is a Virginia-born Idaho convert.

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