Skip to comments.Lesbian couple wants San Diego country club to treat them as spouses
Posted on 06/10/2004 11:04:08 AM PDT by NYerEdited on 06/10/2004 12:20:12 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Late in the day, when most others have cleared the course of rolling hills and serene lakes, B. Birgit Koebke, golfs alone at her country club. If a group happens to be ahead of her, they no longer allow her to play through.
"I just sit there and wait," she says. "They've made it impossible for me to enjoy the club."
Koebke, a 47-year-old television sales executive, is a longtime member of the Bernardo Heights Country Club. She is also lesbian, and her extended drive to win club golfing privileges for her partner of 12 years, Kendall French, has left few members willing to play with her.
Koebke hopes the California Supreme Court will hear her argument that the state's civil rights laws should require the club to give French, her state-registered domestic partner, the same benefits given to spouses.
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That's nothing. My husband and I want the rest of the world to treat us as emperor and empress of the universe. And I'd like a pony, too.
A protest-happy lesbian who plays golf. What a stereotype-buster.
Want want want want want.
So much for being spiritual and not materialistic.
If she doesn't like normal people, then she can go find a perverts' golf club, where she can do whatever she pleases in PRIVATE.
Participation is both paid and voluntary. Rules clearly written out. Private to boot. But I am sure she will eventually find a court that will enforce the perversion.
".... has left few members willing to play with her (Kendall French).
Too many potential responses one could place here!
Surely there are enough golf-playing homosexuals in southern California to buy their own golf course where no one denies them anything, no one makes slurs, no one is ever unhappy and everyone shoots under par every day.
...Throbbing Mounds Golf and Tennis Club
She sounds like the spoiled brat in the sandbox, wondering why she doesn't have any friends.
Oh jes! :)
Honey, you reap what you sow.
LOL! Excellent timing on the pony comment, actually.
I'm not sure what she is basing her case on. Plus, it seems like this is a private club that can set its own rules. I'd actually be pretty surprised if she won.
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, I want everyone to treat my dog as my little girl!!!! She's not a dog!, she's not!
A private club has the right to set its own policies... as to who it will and will not allow in or recognize or extend benefits to. This isn't a public accomadation, but a private club. Frankly I think they should just not extend this particular person an invite back after her current membership expires and be done with it.
Trying to use government force to ensure the private organization bends to her desire. Sounds like a couple of Freepers I see with the same desires.
Forget about the issue of what kind of sex this gal likes. She wants married benefits yet the law says she is not married. If the club grants her married benefits they will have to grant married benefits to anyone else who claimes they should have them - unmarried couples living together, couples who are dating, former spouses, etc. The law defines her as "unmarried."
How can they play golf as spouses when neither can bring balls to the course.
Color me outta here.
Expect a whole lot more.
Outside San Francisco,
San Diego is the second largest
home to homosexuals/lesbians.
THere are pros and cons to this issue...in rfeality, it's not about discrimination, or sexual orientation, it's about a club being able to limit membership to people who enjoy each other...25 years ago, a cc membership belonged to the male, only..his wife and children were part of his family..If HE died...the widow was often no longer welcome..the membership lapsed..odly enough, the other wives were the ones who wanted this...they didn;t want single women around..then, some clubs allowed widows to have associate-type memberships..Thenm when the divorce explosion began in the 70's..with no-fault..women sued,a nd won, to not be excluded...what usually happened in a divorce,the wife and kids stayed inthe house, in the burbs..the male moved to the city, or to another town..now, because divorce is so rampant, and because golf memberships are so scraece, and hard to obtain..we have a long waiting list...we have several formerely married couples who are now BOTH members.., and with new spouses...and on, and on..so,if this female couple....were granted equal status,and THEN they split up, and BOTH wanted to stay, and bring new spouses..well...like rabbits...
Club's web site.
As someone very involved in the operation of a private club (as a member), I can tell you that the government can wield a lot of pressure...threatening the cancellation of liquor licenses, threatening the cancellation of leases, enforcing anti-smoking restrictions by legislative fiat, threatening extra scrutiny on construction permit applications, workers' comp claims, etc. It's very intimidating. Of course, all of this happened to us under a RAT adminstration.
If this is a private club .. I don't think the court can force the club to admit members who are not based on the clubs rules.
Remember the golf course in Agusta, GA. The club is for men only. They still do not admit women. This case can set a great precedent in court against having to allow people other than the STATED PURPOSE of the club.
I love how the left loses its maturity in claiming coerced benefits or wants as "rights". She is a great ad for W.
Perhaps I will send her a binky. :)
And it's applauded by some people on this board. The comical thing is that they still claim to be "conservative".
Lesbians Golfing? Now that's news!
Not because she was outed as a homosexual.
I'd like to scratch my armpits, go unshaven, wear slovenly clothes, pass gas vigorously in mixed company, keep bits of broccoli in my teeth, and be accepted as a social equal at the Country Club. If people keep avoiding me, I'm going to sue.
"...no one is ever unhappy and everyone shoots under par every day."
I think there is one like that at Lake Woebegon.
So the next time you're in a group of ten people, try and guess which one it is; it really shouldn't be all that difficult.
"I'd like to scratch my armpits, go unshaven..."
Are you my brother-in-law?
The club should consider this request very seriously.
Then say "No."
Waaaaaa I wanna join PETA and have a bar-b-Que. fundraiser but they wont let me. Waaaaaaaaa
Don't you think the pony idea is a little over the top? ;-}
One caveat- Augusta's rules do not ban women as members. There is actually no provision in the club's rules mentioning the gender of members. Rather, the rules require that a potential member be nominated by an existing member and approved by a vote. No woman has been granted membership yet. Hootie something-or-other, the club's president, has publicly said that the club will eventually have female members, but that it will do so on its own schedule.
ONE in TEN?
Are you serious?
I know you are, but
damn, that is beyond scarey.
1 in 10 HIV positive.
That's epidemic, isn't it?
Do lesbians use strap-on clubs?
"To me, that's saying: 'Well, we want grandchildren to play, but for you two women, as a same-sex couple, we don't want you to play,'" French says.
I think she's got it.
I was very flattered, and toured the facility the next day.
The place, dripping with tradition and very elite, gave me the creeps. My friends were stunned when I told them thanks, but no thanks. I didn't want to join a place - even at their invitation - where it was clear I would feel out-of-place...in my case, because I am Jewish.
Why anyone would knowingly join a **private club** where they are likely to be a cause of awkwardness is a mystery to me.
This woman needs to grow up. The world does not revolve around her. She has the freedom to leave the club.
This is very interesting.
Yesday Rush was talking about the tremendous power homosexuals have over what media outlets get the big advertising dollars, because they are the execs in the companies that buy advertising. (Asd well as increasingly taking hold over professional organizations, schools and government bureacracies). It was from a Canadian article about the Feminarchy.
And here it is;
"Koebke, a 47-year-old television sales executive"!
I would like to know a lot more about this. Is the homosexual power groups in media that keep CNN blasting away in airports?
I know that big corporations now have Gay And Lesbian Whatever departments. I am grinding my teeth! How do they do it! Why do people give in to them, why do they hire them in these positions? What deluded cultish thinking makes these people get hired?
So not only is Koebke busy as hell directing the big advertising dollars to left-wing media, she's busting up a private golf club for herself and her perverted partner.
Somebody explain to me how they have gotten this power.
I think I have a new tagline.
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