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March 2, 2009

 

The Father of Women’s Sports: Senator Birch Bayh

When ERA failed to be ratified, Indiana Senator Birch Bayh turned his energies to a law that would mandate equal opportunities for men and women in federally funded educational programs and activities. Title IX did not explicitly address athletics, but the impact of the 1972 legislation has been most visible in the context of high school and collegiate sports teams and programs.

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