Protect against Title IX and submit a comment by September 12, 2022.

The US Department of Education released their proposed changes to Title IX regulations that would dramatically change the future for women and girls in federally funded activities and programs. There are many negative impacts that will harm girls, women, and families.

A government portal has been set up for you to make a comment submission.  It is very straight-forward and easy to do.  In addition, this governmental body is required to read every submission, large and small – before they can finalize the new “Rule.”  So rest assured, your input will be read and considered.


This poll received an unusually high number of people participating.  This topic was generated because of the news story out of Britain about a small hotel owner who was fined for refusing service to a same-sex couple. There is also news story about Walgreens and a pharmacist refusing to provide a drug related to an abortion.

“Do you believe that businesses should have the “right to refuse service to anyone?”

“Yes”                     91 percent

“No”                      7 percent

“Undecided”      2 percent

We received a kind letter from a Canadian gentleman letting us know that didn’t give enough clarification to the question.  He explained that we needed to qualify the question by stating “private-sector businesses” and “non-essential services” businesses.  Perhaps he is correct, but we struggled with the notion that there even are “government businesses” – what might those be – maybe utility companies?  But we do acknowledge that adding “non-essential services” businesses would have made for a better question.

UFI’s position on this question:  A business does have the right to refuse services to individuals as long as it is a non-essential service.  We’ll leave the definition of “non-essential” to you.