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(Original Signature of Member)

H. R. _
117TH CONGRESS
1ST SESSION

To clarify protections related to sex and sex-segregated spaces and to activities


under title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Mrs. MILLER of Illinois introduced the following bill; which was referred to
the Committee on ____

A BILL
To clarify protections related to sex and sex-segregated
spaces and to activities under title IX of the Education
Amendments of 1972.

1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-


2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
3 SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE
4 This Act may be cited as the “Safety and Opportunity for Girls Act
of 2021.”

5 SECTION 2. AMENDMENT TO TITLE IX OF THE EDUCATION


6 AMENDMENTS OF 1972.

7 Section 901 of title IX of the Education Amendments

8 of 1972 (20 U.S.C. 1681) is amended by adding at end


9 the following:
10 ‘‘(d) For purposes of this title—
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1 ‘‘(1) the term ‘sex’ means sex determined solely by a
person's reproductive biology and genetics at birth; and

2 ‘‘(2) the term ‘sex-segregated’ means limited to

3 or separated by sex.

4 ‘‘(e) Nothing in this title may be construed—

5 ‘‘(1) to prohibit, to authorize the Secretary to

6 prohibit, or to authorize the Secretary to make re-

7 ceipt of funding under this title contingent upon an

8 educational institution forgoing the maintenance of

9 sex-segregated spaces by educational institutions, in-

10 cluding bathrooms and locker rooms; or

11 ‘‘(2) to prohibit, to authorize the Secretary to

12 prohibit, or to authorize the Secretary to make re-

13 ceipt of funding under this title contingent upon an

14 educational institution forgoing the maintenance of

15 sex-segregated athletic or academic programs by

16 educational institutions.’’.

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