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Cohen v. Brown University

In November 1996, women at Brown University won a ruling in federal court that the University discriminated against women when it demoted its women's gymnastics and volleyball teams from university-funded to donor-funded varsity status and then argued that it was in compliance with Title IX. The court said that Brown violated Title IX and rejected Brown's challenge to Title IX, which was based on the stereotype that men are more interested in sports participation than are women. The Supreme Court declined Brown's petition to hear the case, and the women's teams were restored to university-funded status.


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