Saturday, June 24, 2006

ACLU Tackles "A Girl's Sport"

I don't even know where to begin on this story. There's so much that's wrong....

DETROIT, Michigan (AP) -- The American Civil Liberties Union wants Michigan's governing body for high school athletics to reconsider a policy keeping boys out of the postseason tournament for competitive cheerleading...

When Michigan high schools start the 2006-07 year in August, boys will no longer be able to participate in the competitive cheerleading postseason tournament. The ACLU says that violates federal law.

No boys are allowed to participate in any girls' high school sport in Michigan postseason tournaments, a decades-old rule, Johnson said. The rule hasn't been enforced in cheerleading, which was instituted as a girls sport in the 1993-94 school year, he said.

Under the 2003 policy change, boys may still compete in regular-season competition if competing schools agree.

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