Friday, June 3, 2011

Judge rules gay athletic club can discriminate again heterosexuals


Courthouse News Service

The North American Gay Amateur Athletic Association can limit the number of heterosexuals on its teams, according to a federal judge's order, which also ushers forward claims by three bisexual men who say they were kicked out of the Gay Softball World Series because they weren't gay enough.
     The three men were playing for a San Francisco softball team in the finals when a rival team challenged their sexuality, citing the rule that limits no more that two heterosexuals per team.
     The men were "summoned to a hearing room to answer questions about their sexual interests or attractions, purportedly to determine their sexual orientation, in front of a group of more than twenty-five people, many of whom plaintiffs did not know," according to their federal complaint. The men say organizers told them: "This is the Gay World Series, not the Bisexual World Series."
     They filed suit against the athletic association, saying it violated Washington state's laws against discrimination based on sexual orientation and race. Two of the plaintiffs are black and one is black and Filipino. [....]

2 comments :

  1. Garnel IronheartJune 3, 2011 at 11:21 PM

    Just another example of the selective discrimination that political correctness encourages.

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  2. What's selective about it? In my limited knowledge the courts uphold private organizations' rights to determine who can be a member. Although, Coughenour also ruled that the athletic association failed to prove it should not be subjected to public-accommodation laws as "a distinctly private organization." A trial on the remaining claims is set for Aug. 1,' so it could be that the team will be forced to allow them at the last.

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