Athletes celebrate Title IX anniversary

June 23, 2009 4:39:22 PM PDT
Two of history's top female athletes were at the White House to celebrate the 37th anniversary of Title IX.

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Title IX was the federal legislation designed to end gender discrimination in school athletics.

On Monday, tennis legend Billie Jean King and gold medal gymnast Dominique Dawes met with top administration officials about the future of the law.

"It's the first time this has ever happened, it's a new beginning, and we're very excited that all of us are going to be working together to help Title nine move forward to truly have it enforced and also to have the minds and hearts of people to catch up with this piece of legislation," said King.

Title IX has generated a lot of controversy since being signed into law in 1972. Critics claim that pressure to make things equal has led to some boy's sports programs getting cut.

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