Category: gender equity

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FINA announces new policy on gender inclusion

FINA Member Federations voted Saturday in support of a new FINA policy on gender inclusion presented at the FINA Extraordinary General Congress 2022. The vote, which was 71.5 percent in favour of the new policy, took place after Congress heard speeches from representatives of a working group that was set up in November 2021. This…
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Baily & Glasser Hosts ‘Title IX 50th Anniversary Primer: Time to Sue?’

DATE: Thursday, June 23, 2022 TIME: 2:00-3:00 PM ET Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits gender discrimination by schools nationwide, including in intercollegiate athletics. But almost all colleges and universities in America are violating it. And history proves they will only provide gender equity if student-athletes are willing to fight. This special…
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UKG, National Women’s Soccer League Announce Historic Multi-Year Partnership to Help Close Gender Pay Gap

UKG, a provider of HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions, and the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) have announced a historic, multi-year partnership, making UKG the first-ever title sponsor of the NWSL Challenge Cup, increasing the Cup bonus pool tenfold in 2022, and the total pool will more than double again in 2023. The 2023…
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The Drake Group Announces 2022 National Award Winners, Including a U.S. Senator

The Drake Group has announced the recipients of its 2022 national awards to be presented at The Allen Sack National Symposium – Advancing Integrity in College Sport on May 19, 2022 at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. The Drake Group National Public Service Award to the HONORABLE CHRISTOPHER MURPHY, United States Senator for…
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NFL, Along with The National Domestic Violence Hotline and Raliance, Renew Partnerships to Help Stop Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

The National Football League (NFL) joined the National Domestic Violence Hotline (The Hotline) and RALIANCE in announcing their continued partnerships. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and highlighting the work of the NFL’s national and local partnerships that provide year-round resources to educate communities and support survivors is part of the League’s broad commitment that…
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THE WOMEN’S SPORTS POLICY WORKING GROUP AND CHAMPION WOMEN RELEASE THE RESULTS OF TWO PETITIONS ASKING CONGRESS AND SPORT GOVERNING BODIES TO PRIORITIZE COMPETITIVE FAIRNESS FOR BIOLOGICAL WOMEN

Over 5446 athletes, parents, coaches and sports officials and others, including over 297 Olympians and Paralympians, have signed onto two petitions: The Women’s Sports Policy Working Group positions and model legislation and the ChampionWomen.com petition that call upon legislatures and sports governance organizations to prioritize fairness and safety for females over blanket transgender inclusion or…
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Blank Rome Sports Lawyer Michelle Gervais Recognized in ‘Women We Admire Top 100 Women Leaders of Tampa’ for 2022

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Michelle Gervais, who serves as a litigation partner and co-chair of the firm’s Sports Law practice, has been recognized in The Top 100 Women Leaders of Tampa for 2022 by Women We Admire. The firm’s Sports Law practice and advises high-profile athletes, celebrities, and executives, as well as businesses in the sports, entertainment, and…
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Lawyers: Brown University Re-Learns Title IX Lesson about ‘Riling Up’ the Amy ‘Cohens of the World’

By Arthur Bryant and Lori Bullock* Cohen v. Brown University, which the First Circuit just referred to as “This landmark Title IX case,” started in April 1992, after the school stopped funding its varsity women’s gymnastics and volleyball teams. Eleven female athletes, including Amy Cohen, Megan Hull, Lisa Stern Kaplowitz, Eileen Rocchio, and Jennifer Todd,…
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The Sixth Circuit Holds that Having High School Tennis Team Tryouts for Girls and Not Boys Does Constitute a Violation of Title IX

(Editor’s note: From the annals of Title IX Alert comes this piece by Doriyon C. Glass, then of Jackson Lewis P.C., now of Morgan Lewis) The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment for Shelby County Board of Education (“SCBE”) in a lawsuit brought on behalf of a former Martha Layne Collins High School…
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‘Powerful Women in Sports’ Conference Set for February 1

The University at Buffalo’s Center for the Advancement of Sport is celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day with “Powerful Women in Sports,” a remote sports law roundtable featuring women sports professionals. The hour-long forum, “Powerful Women in Sports: Achieving Success in a Male-Dominated Industry” starts at noon, Feb. 1, and is open to…
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