Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Girls in Little League

I wanted to do something for Women's History month so here it is. Maria Pepe tried out for the Young Dem's Little League team in New Jersey. After playing three games, the coach told her that she could no longer play on the team because the Little League organization had threatened to revoke her team's charter. She quit, but NOW took up her case ( and several other cases across the U.S.). After two years of legal battles, Maria was too old to participate in Little League when the Hearing Examiner for the Civil Rights Division ruled that Little League teams had to admit girls to its teams. I also found an Alumni profile of Maria Pepe at Fairleigh Dickinson University's site.

Title IX is a beautiful thing.

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