Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal


Sex-based discrimination in interscholastic sports has recently been challenged by both male and female athletes. The courts have reached conflicting decisions as to whether such discrimination should be allowed and, if so, under what circumstances. The author analyzes the constitutional and statutory bases of these decisions. The author argues that this area remains in confusion because many of these decisions inadequately consider the issues involved or are based on stereotypical views of male and female athletic ability.