In 2000, Georgia state legislators Kathy Ashe and Stephanie Stuckey-Benfield introduced House Bill 1308, the Equity in Sports Act. The bill was designed to reinforce Title IX policies at a state level. Ashe and Stuckey-Benfield had discovered that the majority of Georgia schools were not in compliance with Title IX equity rules, almost thirty years after its passing.
In 1993, an anonymous complaint was filed against the Oconee County school district for failing to comply with Title IX. This was the first complaint of its kind in Georgia and was often used as an example by later legislators to illustrate why the Equity in Sports Act was a necessary measure.