PA Passes Landmark Gender Equality Legislation

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Forty years after the enactment of Title IX, Pennsylvania passed its own milestone legislation with the signing of HB 1901 The Equity in Interscholastic Athletics Disclosure Bill (sponsored by Senator Mary Jo White) on June 30, 2012.

On July 17, 2012, City Council will present Women and Girls Foundation and Womenʼs Law Project with a resolution honoring their work on the passage of the bill and declaring the day Equity in Athletics Day in the City of Pittsburgh. Read the full Press Release.

A detailed discussion of the legislation and the process is on the The Women’s Law Project blog, along with references to reports including “Through the Lens of EQUALITY: Equity in Athletics Day — Eliminating Sex Bias to Improve the Health of Pennsylvania’s Women.”

 

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