Kansas activities officials are investigating an allegation that a religious school refused to let a female referee call a boys high school basketball game earlier this month.
The Kansas State High School Activities Association said referees reported that Michelle Campbell was preparing to officiate at St. Mary's Academy near Topeka, Kan., on Feb. 2 when a school official insisted that Campbell could not call the game. The reason given, according to the referees: Campbell, as a woman, could not be put in a position of authority over boys because of the academy's beliefs.
St. Mary's Academy is about 25 miles northwest of Topeka, Kansas.
Read the entire Sports Illustrated article here. I guess gender discrimination is alive in well in other places besides our convention.