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Former USA Senator Birch Bayh, Author of Title IX Law, Dies at 91
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Mar 14, 2019 4:38 AM 1+ week ago

Former USA Senator Birch Bayh, Author of Title IX Law, Dies at 91

Birch Bayh, the former Indiana senator who authored the federal Title IX law that prevents discrimination against women in college admissions and sports, died Thursday. He was 91.

Tom Davies of the Associated Press reported the news and noted Bayh remained a fierce supporter of Title IX enforcement long after leaving Congress in January 1981.

"It was clear that the greatest danger or damage being done to women was the inequality of higher education," Bayh said in 2012. "If you give a person an education, whether it's a boy or girl, young woman or young man, they will have the tools necessary to make a life for families and themselves."

Title IX went into effect in June 1972 after receiving overwhelming support in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. President Richard Nixon signed it into law.

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded ...

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