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Do discriminatory book bans exist? To test a novel legal theory is the Biden administration.

The Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights is investigating the Granbury Independent School District. The district removed from library shelves at least 130 books, three-quarters of which featured LGBTQ characters or themes. These actions violate Title IX, which prohibits discrimination in public schools on the basis of sex. The Granbury school district in Texas is being investigated for violating Title IX. The Education Department has declined to comment on the investigation. Experts say the argument advanced by the Texas ACLU is unprecedented, but may stand up well to federal scrutiny and in court if the investigation develops into a lawsuit.