In the face of the recent rollbacks of protections by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, House Democrats have introduced a bill to help campus rape victims, reports Kimberly Lawson.
DeVos rescinded guidelines that mandated how colleges and universities should respond to campus sexual violence under federal Title IX law in September.

Rep. Jackie Speier insists that The Title IX Protection Act “is needed to prevent discrimination against sexual assault survivors on campus, whose rights are threatened under Betsy DeVos’ new interim guidelines,” says Lawson.

The new bill will codify Title IX guidelines, introduced under the three previous Democratic and Republican administrations into law because, as Rep. Speier argues, DeVos’ actions “allow schools to discriminate against survivors, contradict long-standing Department precedent, and have already caused confusion for schools and students.”

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