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Wayne Hogan and Leslie A. Goller success­fully repre­sented Florida parents acting on behalf of their athletic daughters, by filing suit in Federal Court and forcing the Florida High School Athletic Associ­ation (FHSAA) to rescind Policy 6. Policy 6 decreased the number of varsity games 20% and junior varsity games 40% for all sports except football and cheer­leading, which dispro­por­tion­ately affected girl athletes.

Policy 6, the subject of the litigation, disparately treated girls and consti­tuted sex discrim­i­nation in violation of (1) Title IX of the Education Amend­ments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq.), (2) the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Consti­tution (as enforced through 42 U.S.C. §1983), and (3) the Florida Educa­tional Equity Act (§1000.05, F.S.). It therefore violated federal consti­tu­tional and statutory law as well as state anti-discrim­i­nation laws, not to mention that it turned the clock back 40 years. In 2010, Wayne Hogan and Leslie A. Goller were honored by Girls, Inc. for their pro bono legal work in stopping the FHSAA’s violation of Title IX. Read more here.