40 U.S. Code § 122 - Prohibition on sex discrimination

(a) Prohibition.— With respect to a program or activity carried on or receiving federal assistance under this subtitle, an individual may not be excluded from participation, denied benefits, or otherwise discriminated against based on sex.
(b) Enforcement.— Subsection (a) shall be enforced through agency provisions and rules similar to those already established with respect to racial and other discrimination under title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq.). However, this remedy is not exclusive and does not prejudice or remove any other legal remedies available to an individual alleging discrimination.


(Pub. L. 107–217, Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1070.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
122 40:476. June 30, 1949, ch. 288, title VI, § 606, as added Pub. L. 94–519, § 8, Oct. 17, 1976, 90 Stat. 2456.

References in Text

The Civil Rights Act of 1964, referred to in subsec. (b), is Pub. L. 88–352, July 2, 1964, 78 Stat. 241, as amended. Title VI of the Act is classified generally to subchapter V (§ 2000d et seq.) of chapter 21 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 2000a of Title 42 and Tables.

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