In the name of protecting survivors, some legislators have advanced harmful bills that undermine survivors’ control over their report of gender-based violence, discriminate on the basis of gender identity, or impose lifetime penalties on students found responsible for sexual violence. Know Your IX urges state legislators to reject these proposals, as they conflict with our commitment to equal access to education for all students and would hurt survivors in the long run.

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This resource is part of our State Policy Playbook. The Playbook outlines key reforms that students, advocates, and state policymakers can pursue to support survivors on campus, keep students safe, and end gender-based violence in school.