Obama reflects on being a dad in Title IX tribute
June 23rd, 2012
02:16 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama reflects on being a dad in Title IX tribute

(CNN) - President Barack Obama used his daughter Sasha as an example of the success of Title IX, a law that prohibits discrimination of women in sports and education, in a Newsweek op-ed that honors its 40th anniversary.

Obama, who helps coach his daughter’s basketball team, wrote that while there are “few things more fulfilling than watching your child discover a passion for something,” prior to Title IX, “something like pursuing varsity sports was an unlikely dream for young women in America.”

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April 20th, 2010
08:48 AM ET
4 years ago

Biden to announce change in Title IX women's sports policy

Joe Biden will announce a change in the Title IX women’s sports policy on Tuesday, a senior White House official tells CNN.
Joe Biden will announce a change in the Title IX women’s sports policy on Tuesday, a senior White House official tells CNN.

Washington (CNN) - The Obama administration plans to change the so-called Title IX policy which governs gender equality in sports, eliminating what some women's rights supporters claim is a Bush-administration loophole in compliance, according to a senior White House official.

Vice President Joe Biden is expected to announce the change Tuesday, said the official, who is not authorized to speak on the record.

The 1972 Title IX education amendment required gender equity in sports programs at educational institutions receiving federal funds.

Universities initially faced three requirements to prove they were complying with the law: that the proportion of male and female students participating in sports at the university was proportional to the number of male and female students enrolled in the university; that the university was expanding opportunities for women students in athletics; and that the university was meeting the athletic abilities and interests of women students.

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