The Department of Education is being sued for discrimination against sexual assault survivors

Bye, Betsy DeVos. 👋

January 27, 2018
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According to Mother Jones, the Victim Rights Law Center, Equal Rights Advocates and SurvJustice are all filing discrimination lawsuits against the Department of Education for discriminating against sexual assault victims on college campuses. The groups claim that the new guidelines for Title IX that were implemented by Secretary Betsy DeVos this past September have made it extremely difficult for colleges to fight against the epidemic of sexual misconduct on campus and do more to protect the accused assailant rather than the survivors.

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These challenges ultimately discourage survivors from coming forward and filing a report for a sexual misconduct case to authorities due to the lack of support that the campus provides under the new policies. The civil rights groups are determined to revert the guidelines back to what Barack Obama previously introduced during his presidency. Read the whole lawsuit here.

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The Department of Education is being sued for discrimination against sexual assault survivors