LEGAL CONCERNS: Catholic Diocese Tells Male Wrestlers to Automatically Forfeit if They Have a Female Opponent

LEGAL CONCERNS: Catholic Diocese Tells Male Wrestlers to Automatically Forfeit if They Have a Female Opponent

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So…does Title IX not apply to religious high schools?
I ask that, because last week, it was revealed that in the Roman Catholic diocese in Harrisburg, PA, male wrestlers have been instructed to NOT compete against any female opponents. In other words, in an interscholastic competition, if a girl is the opponent, the male wrestler is supposed to automatically decline to compete and forfeit the match…

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