Coach Fired for Ban on Players Dating Each Other

March 28, 2016

Prairie View A&M University last week fired Dawn Brown as women's basketball coach after players said that her rule on dating one another violated Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, The Houston Chronicle reported. The athletes said that the rule was effectively discrimination against lesbians since the team is single sex. Brown's agent denied that the rule reflected bias against lesbians, noting that team members were also barred from dating trainers, managers and others affiliated with the team, and that the nonteam members covered by the rule included men.

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