This is the article I was referring to-it makes little sense to me although the girl is moving to MASS. instead of GA. The article stil makes little to no sense to me -there are 2-3 follow ups on this .
Go to IndyStar.com and searrch Title IX girl moving to Mass.
Tammy Hurley filed a Title IX lawsuit in federal district court in Indianapolis on Monday on behalf of her daughter against Franklin County High School, its girls
basketballopponents and the Indiana High School Athletic Association, Hurley's lawyer, William R. Groth said.
Title IX is the 1972 federal statute that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender by institutions that receive federal money. The suit challenges the scheduling differences between boys and girls basketball teams, with boys playing more games Friday and Saturday nights and girls more weekday evening games.
Former Franklin County coach Amber Parker previously had filed a similar suit, but her husband, Jason Parker, is being transferred to Massachusetts, which likely will end her Title IX case.
"(This) would prevent the Title IX claims from becoming moot when Amber and her family moves to Massachusetts as there would continue to be a live controversy involving the Hurley daughter over the gender-based discriminatory scheduling as she will be a junior this year and plans, again, to play girls varsity basketball," Groth said in an e-mail.
Hurley's case has been assigned to Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson, but Groth requested it be consolidated with the Parker suit, which is being presided over by Judge William Lawrence. A summary judgment decision is expected within the next four months.
The suit alleges the IHSAA was put on notice by federal authorities as early as 1997 that gender-based scheduling disparity was occurring, but the organization ignored that warning and allowed the discrimination to continue. The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights in Chicago sent a letter about the scheduling disparity to Bob Gardner, then commissioner of the IHSAA in 1997.
At that time, girls teams played 10.5 percent of their games on Friday nights compared with the boys' 48.1 percent, according to a story in The Star on March 1, 1997. Those numbers have improved, according to research done by The Star for the 2008-09 season. Neither Robert Baker, lawyer for the IHSAA, nor Tom Wheller, lawyer for the schools, could be reached for comment.
Call Star reporter Nat Newell at (317) 444-6045.
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