Chris Murphy introduces bill to strengthen Title IX, promote gender equity in sports

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'U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy introduced legislation on Tuesday that aims to promote gender equity in college and K-12 sports

The bill, known as "Fair Play for Women Act," is focused on fairness and equity in participation opportunities and institutional support for women's and girls' sports programs to ensure transparency and public reporting of data by college and K-12 athletic programs.

It would also hold athletic programs and associations more accountable for Title IX violations and discriminatory treatment, and improve education of Title IX rights among athletes, staff, and stakeholders.
The Democrat-backed bill would empower the Secretary of Education to issue fines to schools whose athletic departments are out of gender-equity compliance. This bill is being co-sponsored by Reps. Alma Adams (D-N.C.), Lori Trahan (D-Mass.) and Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.).

“Our bill would ensure sports programs for women and girls finally get the support they’re entitled to, increase transparency and accountability of schools and athletic associations, and make sure athletes are aware of their Title IX rights and how to exercise them. I’m proud to be working with Representatives Adams, Trahan, and Bonamici on this important piece of legislation to fulfill the promise of Title IX in college and K-12 athletics,” Murphy said.'

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