Expelled for sex assault, young men are filing more lawsuits to clear their names

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'The landmark antidiscrimination law that empowered many young women to report sexual violence in college has become a legal weapon for a growing number of men to fight back against schools that kicked them out for sexual misconduct.

These men, alleging in lawsuits that college investigations treated them unfairly, are often securing settlements that clear the discipline from their record, lawyers and advocacy groups say. Some are being allowed to return to campus.

The legal pushback from these men has emerged in response to a wave of campus activism in recent years and a shift in federal enforcement of Title IX, the law that led to more reports of sexual assault and major changes in how colleges resolve those complaints.

Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in federally funded schools, has become a rallying point for assault survivors who want colleges to pay more attention to the problem of sexual violence. But now more men are using the 1972 law to defend themselves. They often say that colleges are acting with gender bias against them.'

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