Under President Bill Clinton, 10 universities applied. Under President George W. Bush, two schools sent applications. And during the first few years of President Barack Obama’s term, there were none.
But within the past few years, according to records the U.S. Department of Education provided to BuzzFeed News, 60 religious universities have applied for exemptions from a 1972 federal law that bans publicly funded schools from discriminating on the basis of sex in regards to hiring, admissions, and other issues.
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- Title IX Waivers Used to Discriminate Against LGBT Students (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
- Education Department Urged to Publicize Title IX Exemptions Granted to Religious Colleges (Inside Higher Ed)
- Dishonor Roll ― The Schools that Sought Exemptions To Legally Discriminate Against LGBT Students (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
- More colleges seek exemption from LGBT anti-bias rules, rights group says (Reuters)