August 2, 2016|5:05 pm
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The Churches of Christ-associated Pepperdine University in California has quietly given up its longtime federal Title IX religious exemption that allowed the school to maintain its biblical convictions on marriage and gender identity, it has recently been discovered.
Over the last few years, many Christian schools have requested and been granted religious exemptions to the Obama administration’s interpretation that the Title IX law of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Those exemptions allow colleges to enforce campus policies that prohibit their students from engaging in things like homosexual relationships and sexual relations outside the context of marriage.
While many Christian colleges have only recently within the last few years been asking for an exemption to the Obama administration’s interpretation of Title IX, Pepperdine was granted its exemption