June 22, 2012
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Washington, D.C.- Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement in honor of the 40th anniversary of Title IX. This landmark legislation ensures that every student across the United States has equal access to all federally-funded educational programs. Title IX has had a particularly great impact in advancing women’s participation in athletics.
“Title IX is one of the best things that ever happened to girls and boys in America. When my wife and I were growing up, I could play football, baseball, and participate many other school activities that my wife couldn’t. Today, I witness the legacy of Title IX in my 16 grandchildren, as I see their young lives being enriched by the many experiences this legislation has made possible.
“I remain committed to building on the successes of Title IX. This year alone, I supported the Pay Check Fairness Act to give workers stronger tools to combat wage discrimination. I am also fighting to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, which provides access to services to all victims of domestic violence. I will continue to advance legislation that fights inequality and protects vulnerable populations in Nevada and across the United States.”
On June 23, 1972, President Richard Nixon signed into law Title IX, of the Education Amendments of 1972, now known as the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity.