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Biden admin's Title IX rule guts protections, equal opportunities for women

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2022

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Christiana Kiefer regarding the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed rule published Tuesday that illegitimately rewrites Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and violates constitutionally and legally protected freedoms:

“While chasing a radical political agenda, President Biden and his education secretary have dismantled Title IX and, with it, equal opportunities for women. In addition to denying women a fair and level playing field in sports, the administration’s new rule could impose widespread harms, including depriving students and professors of free speech on campus, requiring doctors to perform medical procedures that violate their conscience and professional ethics, and allowing men into women’s showers and dorm rooms. We will continue to defend brave female athletes, students, professors, doctors, and others against this reckless executive overreach. And we intend to lead the effort to help concerned Americans express their opposition to this rule during the open comment period.”

  • Pronunciation guide: Kiefer (KEE’-fur)

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ABOUT Christiana Kiefer

Christiana Kiefer serves as senior counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, where she is a key member of the Center for Conscience Initiatives. Since joining ADF in 2012, Kiefer has worked to protect women's and girls' sports and has defended the bodily privacy rights of students. She has also worked to protect the constitutionally protected freedom of churches, Christian schools, and Christian ministries to exercise their faith without government interference. Kiefer earned her J.D. in 2010 from Oak Brook College of Law and Government Policy, where she graduated first in her class and served as a teaching assistant in criminal law. Also in 2010, Kiefer completed the ADF leadership development program to become a Blackstone Fellow. She is admitted to the state bar of California, the U.S. Supreme Court, and numerous federal district and appellate courts.