The legal aspects of girls' interscholastic athletics : a summary of litigation involving the participation, rules, and regulations of the interscholastic high school athletic associations in each state from 1971-1977

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William L. Russell (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Gail Hennis

Abstract: This study examines the findings of twenty-six court cases involving sex discrimination of the female athlete by the State High School Athletic Associations and their allied members. An evaluation of the litigation was made to determine whether the rules and regulations of the State Associations were discriminatory. In each case it was the responsibility of the courts to determine if the existing rules were in violation of the federal laws of the United States. The courts were asked to rule on six specific complaints made against the Associations. These included separate game rules for males and females, inconsistent scheduling practices, disallowing mixed competition for noncontact sports, disallowing mixed competition for contact sports, depriving married female students of the right to participate and unequal distribution of funds.

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Language: English
Date: 1978
School sports $x Law and legislation $z United States $x States
Sports $v Rules $x Law and legislation $z United States $x States
Women athletes $x Legal status, laws, etc. $z United States $x States

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