RE 8: Wrestling with equality

From: Peggy Weeks (
Date: Tue Aug 24 1999 - 12:42:55 EDT

It is very important to understand that wrestling and football are
considered contact sports under Title IX. The court cases which have been
referenced did not involve Title IX. They were 14th Amendment equal
opportunities cases. It has been found that girls must be permitted to
participate under the U.S. Constitution. Title IX exempts contact sports.
OCR in my region has said that they consider soccer on a case-by-case basis
as to whether it is considered a contact sport.

Peggy Weeks

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