This article is meant to address is political control of higher education through the use of federal funding guidelines. The primary clause in the law states that:. No person in the United States shall, on the basis of gender, be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. The court found that sexual harassment was a form of discrimination and constituted a violation of Title IX. The law passed with no opposition in an environment where achieving gender-equality was given priority over all other concerns.