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3/23/2001 - Congress Members Reintroduce ERA
Yesterday, on the 29th anniversary of the 1972 congressional passage of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Stephen Horn (R-CA) reintroduced ERA in the House, while Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) reintroduced it in the Senate....

11/2/2000 - Schools Violating Title IX Head to Court
A 1997 lawsuit charging 11 Orlando, Florida, high schools with violating Title IX, a 1972 law that prohibits discrimination against girls and women in federally funded education, including athletics programs, will return to court this week with two of the 11 high schools still breaking the law....

10/25/2000 - Smeal and Schlafly Face Off in Heated Debate
Last night, more than 500 students, faculty, and community members crowded the Glass Pavilion at Johns Hopkins University to hear The Feminist Debate: The Role and Struggle of American Women Today between Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal and Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly....

10/13/2000 - Woman Football Player Wins Title IX Case
A federal judge ruled today that Duke University must pay $2 million in damages to Heather Sue Mercer, a football player who was cut from the Universitys team because she is a woman....

9/29/2000 - Women Athletes Triumph and Make History
The 2000 Olympic Games have been a milestone in the womans movement....

9/13/2000 - Suits Against Title IX Increase
Recently, an informal coalition of college coaches lobbied Congress to weaken the guidelines that schools use to measure their compliance with Title IX, part of the 1972 Educational Amendments to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that bars discrimination against women in sports programs....

8/21/2000 - Women hit high mark -- 42% of Olympic Athletes in 2000
For the first time in history, women will make up 42 percent of the 10,500 athletes competing in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia....

7/5/2000 - Supreme Court Dismissed Male Athletes' Suit
The Supreme Court last week rejected an appeal by male athletes from Illinois State University, which recently eliminated the men's wrestling and soccer teams in an effort to balance opportunities for both men and women in the university's sports system....

4/6/2000 - Women Making Small Gains in College Athletics
A survey conducted by the Chronicle of Higher Education found that colleges are making small gains in the number of female athletes and budgets for women's sports....

1/28/2000 - LSU Student Athletes Win Title IX Lawsuit
A federal appeals panel ruled that five women who filed a discrimination lawsuit based on Title IX against Louisiana State University can seek unlimited monetary damages damages from the university....

1/3/2000 - Increased Women's Sports Participation Continues
According to the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) 1998-1999 survey, over 2.6 million girls participated in high school athletics compared with 3.8 million boys....

12/17/1999 - CA Court Upholds NOW Victory for Title IX
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8/17/1999 - Mattel to Market Gender-Specific Computers
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7/26/1999 - The Increase in Women's Participation in Sports Brings Poor Sportsmanship
In recent years, women's participation in sports has increased dramatically....

7/20/1999 - President Clinton Honors World Cup Winners at White House
On Monday, the President, the First Lady, and Al and Tipper Gore praised the U.S....

7/12/1999 - U.S. World Cup Team Champions for Women's Sports
The women's World Cup championship game, held on Saturday at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, was the most-watched soccer event ever on a U.S....

6/1/1999 - Furor Over Pro-Gay Documentary
A pro-gay and lesbian documentary meant to aid teachers in addressing the topic of homosexuality in their classrooms is scheduled to air on almost 100 public television stations during June, which is Lesbian and Gay Pride Month....

5/25/1999 - Supreme Court: Schools Liable for Sexual Harassment Among Students
The United States Supreme Court yesterday ruled that schools may be held liable for failing to protect students from the sexual harassment of another in certain circumstances, overturning several lower court rulings, which argued that Title IX did not apply to peer harassment....

5/25/1999 - Valedictorian Loses Title Over Pregnancy
Eighteen-year-old Leah Carr lost her valedictorian title as well as her right to attend graduation ceremonies because she is six months pregnant....

5/25/1999 - Court Rules Against Daly
Middlesex Superior Court Judge Martha Sosman ruled that Boston College may distribute class schedules which do not include descriptions of Professor Mary Daly's courses....

5/18/1999 - More Women Play College Sports, Yet Inequity Persists
A recent Chronicle of Higher Education study of U.S....

5/4/1999 - OWL Urges Medicare Changes to Aid Women
A report issued Monday by the Older Women's League (OWL) reveals that women, who make up the majority of Medicare recipients, suffer more chronic illness, use more long-term care, and spend more of their own money on health care....

4/15/1999 - "The Practice" Stars Join Breast Cancer Cause
Actors Lara Flynn Boyle, Lisa Gay Hamilaton, Camryn Manheim, Marla Sokoloff and Kelli Williams of ABC-Television's "The Practice" will appear in an informational magazine insert on the topic of breast cancer....

2/26/1999 - Daly Fights For Women-Only Class
Famed radical feminist philosopher and theologian Mary Daly has refused to allow male students into an advanced feminist theory course at Boston College despite an ultimatum issued by college officials....

2/25/1999 - NCAA Evades Liability for Sex-Bias
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