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.