Batavia (N.Y.) School District Faces Discrimination Lawsuit

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Batavia City School district is facing a lawsuit from three parents on gender discrimination in sports.

The lawsuit was filed by James Myers, Susan Myers and Maria Walsh on behalf of their daughters, who play softball for Batavia High School.

The lawsuit alleges the district discriminates "against the girls' softball players by providing superior facilities and equipment to the boys' baseball program than it provides to the girls' softball program."

The parents claim the boys get to play their games at Dwyer Stadium, which is a minor league baseball stadium, while the girls' softball team must play on a field at the high school.  The parents say the field where the girls play is filled with gravel and is unsafe.

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