Happy 41st birthday, Title IX

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Sports participation can help girls clear many hurdles in life, including obesity, durg use and depression.

On this day in 1972, 37 words that changed America were made law.

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

Happy 41st birthday, Title IX!