Women's Liberation Front

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The Women's Liberation Front (WoLF) is an American non-profit radical feminist organization known for its opposition to transgender rights.[1][2] WoLF has engaged in litigation regarding transgender topics, working against the Obama administration's Title IX directives and the case of Gavin Grimm. WoLF describes itself as a radical feminist organization; it is chaired by Natasha Chart.[3]

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In August 2016, WoLF filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration for its directive on Title IX permitting students to use bathrooms matching their gender identity.[4] WoLF stated the directive was against the intent of Title IX and would allow men into women's spaces.[4] In 2017, WoLF partnered with the Family Policy Alliance (FPA), an affiliate of the conservative Christian organization Focus on the Family.[2][1] WoLF and FPA filed a joint amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court in opposition to a lower court ruling in favor of Gavin Grimm, a transgender boy who desired to use a school bathroom matching his gender identity.[2] In 2019, the Heritage Foundation hosted a panel against the Equality Act featuring members of WoLF, which sparked criticism from progressives.[1][2] On August 20, 2019, WoLF filed an amicus curiae opposing the inclusion of gender identity protections for transgender people in the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission case.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c Ring, Trudy (January 30, 2019). "Anti-Trans Feminists Appear at Panel of Right-Wing Heritage Foundation". The Advocate. Retrieved March 7, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d Fitzsimons, Tim (January 29, 2019). "Conservative group hosts anti-transgender panel of feminists 'from the left'". NBC News. Retrieved March 7, 2019.
  3. ^ Amelia, Langas (November 14, 2017). "'Radical' feminist organization criticizes ETHS transgender locker room policy". The Daily Northwestern. Retrieved March 7, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Haywood, Phaedra (August 12, 2016). "Radical feminists sue Obama administration in New Mexico court over bathroom directive". The Santa Fe New Mexican. Retrieved March 7, 2019.
  5. ^ "Brief Amicus Curiae Women's Liberation Front in Support of Petitioner" (PDF). August 20, 2019. Retrieved August 24, 2019.

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