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Lawsuit Alleges Unequal Treatment of Female Athletes at High School in Tennessee

A Sevier County High School parent has filed a lawsuit accusing the school system of unequal treatment of female athletes in violation of federal law.

The parent of a softball player filed the lawsuit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in Knoxville. It alleges that female athletes are not provided funding, equipment and facilities equivalent to those provided to male athletes in violation of Title IX and the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex-based discrimination in any school that receives federal funds and ensures students have equal opportunity to participate in school-sponsored activities like athletics.

Read the source article at wate.com

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