Re: Title IX extended to associations

Linda Purrington (
Tue, 24 Mar 1998 20:29:03 -0800

Does anyone know if the ruling on the Boy Scouts allowing exclusion of
gays and atheists, etc., was on a brief containing the argument that the
Boy Scouts could not discriminate against anyone protected by federal
educational equity laws because the Boy Scouts use school faciliteis for
meeetings in so many areas? --Linda Purrington Title IX Advocates
<> wrote:
> I've been waiting for this body of law to develop. It's also going to come
> up in the area of disability, where NCAA rules create siginificant barriers
> to athletic participation by athletes who have LDs and who have been
> accomodated - NCAA rules inherently question the legitimacy of their
> academic achievement and abilities if their disabilities are accommodated
> (e.g., alternative asessment).
> Most colleges and universities essentialy turn over teir policy making in
> some areas to the NCAA. It really has become a quasi-gevernmental
> body in that it develops rules that public colleges and universities must
> obey if their athletic programs are to survive, and those same rues
> govern the actions of private colleges and unviersities that receive
> federal funding.
> <>

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