Soros-Backed Policy Group Scores Victory Over Biden Transgender Title IX Laws

A multi-million dollar bank-backed liberal group from George Soros The Biden administration has scored a victory over newly proposed Title IX rules that would include gender identity and bar transgender athletes from educational institutions.

The Department of Education released its proposed Title IX rule on Thursday, which reflects an action memo from the once-shadowy group GFI. GFI quietly works behind the scenes with Biden administration policy and also has a high-level Soros staffer on its board of directors.

“The U.S. Department of Education (Department) proposes to amend the guidelines implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) or to issue requirements that would limit or prohibit recipient sex-related requirements. A student’s eligibility to participate on a male or female athletic team consistent with their gender identity,” Education The department wrote.

“The proposed rule clarifies the application of Title IX’s gender-related criteria and the obligations of schools and other recipients of federal funding (hereinafter referred to as “recipients” or “schools”) that adopt or apply these criteria. Make it consistent with Title IX’s nondiscrimination mandate.

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George Soros has given nearly $10 million from his foundation to influence management to promote an open society.

George Soros has given nearly $10 million from his foundation to influence management to promote an open society. (Open Society Foundations/YouTube/Video screenshot)

The Department of Education’s proposal is similar in structure and rationale to the GFI Legal Memorandum previously submitted to the Department. backbone The idea of ​​the Biden administration GFI involves bringing up the gender identity advocated in the document.

GFI A note is provided “Implementation of regulations covering sexual orientation, gender identity, and transgender status, and Title IX and its implementing regulations require schools to treat students consistent with their gender identity for Title IX purposes and not to discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity.”

GFI has received significant funding from the Soros Open Society Foundations network. A foundation promoting an open society, a nonprofit in the Soros network, has raised nearly $10 million since 2019 to GFI, records show. The Open Society Policy Center, a Soros advocacy nonprofit, sent $7.45 million to the GFI Action Fund.

While GFI’s total contributions are unknown, Soros’ large sum of money makes him one of the group’s—if not the largest—donors. GFI and Action Fund are not required to file tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service because they are funded by New Venture Fund and SixteenThirty Fund projects, not independent organizations.

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The Biden administration's proposed Title IX law would bring gender identity and bar schools from barring transgender athletes.

The Biden administration’s proposed Title IX law would bring gender identity and bar schools from barring transgender athletes. ((Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images))

GFI’s four-person board includes Tom Perillo, executive director of Soros Open Society-US, who maintains close access to the White House.

Perello’s name appears in The number of visitors to the White House was recorded 13 times on eight separate dates between May 2021 and September 2022, according to a review of the records. During the three days of his visit, several appointments appeared on the forms.

“Open Society is proud to support Governing for Impact’s efforts to protect American workers, consumers, patients, students and the environment through policy reform,” Perillo previously told Fox News Digital.

“Their work gives voice to people who are often ignored in a regulatory environment dominated by corporate interests,” he said. “Our support for impact work is publicly available on our website, and we’re clear about our enthusiasm for the wins for America’s workers and families.”

GFI was founded with a vision to prepare the Biden administration for “change management” and has produced “more than 60 in-depth, shovel-ready regulatory recommendations” for dozens of federal agencies, according to a now-deleted job posting on the Harvard Law School website.

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The group boasted in internal memos that it has worked with the administration to roll back more than 20 Trump-era regulations, focusing on education, health care, housing, and labor. Environmental issues.

GFI has also produced at least ten federal departments and agencies’ legal policy notes and ten administrative law primers starting in 2021, the group’s internal slideshow shows.

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“We are pleased that the administration is revising the Title IX guidelines,” GFI Executive Director Rachel Klarman previously told Fox News Digital. “During the transition, Governing for Impact has made several recommendations on how this policy could be improved, which are available on our public website.”

Klarman also said, “We are proud of the continued efforts to help the federal government work more effectively to implement its own policy agendas, not only for members of long-standing industry groups, but for everyday working Americans.”

The public will have 30 days to comment before the law goes into effect.

of Department of Education He did not respond to a request for comment.

Andrew Mark Miller of Fox News Digital contributed reporting.

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