The UK is beginning to row back on controversial gender transition advice, with the publication of the Cass Report last week and yesterday’s pause on the prescription of puberty blockers in Scotland. But America, never one to follow trends, is doubling down.

Revisions to the Title IX rules will redefine how the government interprets sex-based discrimination to include gender identity, making it more difficult for schools to block biological males from female bathrooms, among other things.

It’s an odd move to make in an election year. Maybe Joe Biden is gesturing to his progressive base, though it’s far from clear that this will stifle the “war criminal” accusations coming from that particular camp. Finger on the pulse, as ever.