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Not gay enough for softball team?
MSNBC ^ | April 21, 2010 1 hour, 17 minutes ago | msnbc.com

Posted on 04/21/2010 1:08:32 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy

SEATTLE - Three bisexual men have filed a federal lawsuit against a national gay-sports organization, claiming they were unfairly deemed not gay enough to play for a gay softball team during the Gay Softball World Series.

Steven Apilado, LaRon Charles and Jon Russ contend the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance discriminated against them during the Gay Softball World Series held in Seattle in August 2008.

The lawsuit, first reported by The Seattle Times and the Seattle Weekly, was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court. It accuses the alliance of violating Washington state laws barring discrimination.

According to the lawsuit, the three California men were on a softball team called D2 that advanced to the championship game in Seattle. During the game, play was stopped several times after the team that lost to them in the semifinals protested that D2 was in violation of a league rule permitting no more than "two heterosexual players" on a team.

Following the championship game, which D2 lost, Apilado, Charles and Russ were each separately called into a conference room in front of more than 25 people for a "hearing" by the Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance to determine whether each was "heterosexual" or "gay," the lawsuit says.

The men say they were forced to answer "highly personal and intrusive questions" about their sexual interests and private life, including whether they were "predominantly attracted to men" or "predominantly attracted to women."

At one point during the proceedings, the lawsuit alleges, one of the plaintiffs was told: "This is the Gay World Series, not the Bisexual World Series."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: discriminination; gay; gaysoftball; heterophobia; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; napl; notgayenoughtoplay; teabaggers
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1 posted on 04/21/2010 1:08:32 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy
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To: Ready4Freddy

How can someone be not gay enough? Kinda like being a little pregnant.


2 posted on 04/21/2010 1:10:00 PM PDT by camerongood210
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To: Ready4Freddy

Every baseball team needs a switch-hitter or two. Or three.


3 posted on 04/21/2010 1:10:36 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Ready4Freddy
The men say they were forced to answer "highly personal and intrusive questions"...

That must suck.

4 posted on 04/21/2010 1:11:15 PM PDT by Ditto
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To: Ready4Freddy

Is this for real????? I’m laughing so hard at the ridiculousness of it...discriminated against for not being gay enough....too funny.


5 posted on 04/21/2010 1:11:31 PM PDT by KEmom (Getting ready to hop on the Tea Party Express!!!)
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To: Ready4Freddy
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6 posted on 04/21/2010 1:11:35 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Ready4Freddy

I always thought that it was an asset to be a switch hitter in softball.


7 posted on 04/21/2010 1:11:55 PM PDT by Bad Jack Bauer (Fat and Bald? I was BORN fat and bald, thank you very much!)
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To: Ready4Freddy
Here's one for you:

Gravitas

8 posted on 04/21/2010 1:12:30 PM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: Non-Sequitur

Some straight men need to try to sign up for this baseball team, then sue the sh##### out of them when they refuse to allow them to join.
I’m sure they can call on the ACLU for legal help. (sarc)


9 posted on 04/21/2010 1:12:32 PM PDT by Radagast the Fool ("Mexico-Beirut with tacos!"--Dr. Zoidberg)
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To: Ready4Freddy

The very first sentence had me laughing.


10 posted on 04/21/2010 1:12:33 PM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Non-Sequitur
Every baseball team needs a switch-hitter or two. Or three.

There's a team called that in L.A.

11 posted on 04/21/2010 1:13:01 PM PDT by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: Ready4Freddy

How do you “prove” you are gay? Is there a test?


12 posted on 04/21/2010 1:13:31 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: ETL

Thanks, I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time.


13 posted on 04/21/2010 1:13:41 PM PDT by cvq3842 (Freedom is worth fighting for.)
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To: Ready4Freddy

I don’t care what people do in private, which is one reason why I find question even having a Gay Olympics. Sounds like fodder for stereotype jokes.

As to these 3 litigants: What do they propose? Tryouts?


14 posted on 04/21/2010 1:13:45 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: Ready4Freddy
...the things that are important to America in 2010.

We've become the Do-Do Bird of nations.

15 posted on 04/21/2010 1:13:51 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: Ditto

We have just experienced yet another ....
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16 posted on 04/21/2010 1:14:00 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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To: Ready4Freddy

Gives switch hitter a whole new meaning!


17 posted on 04/21/2010 1:14:07 PM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Non-Sequitur

Hesus Key-rist!
What is the hell is the world coming to? There is a guy at work who’s wife left him. He has two kids. After getting upwards of 45, he can’t find a new girlfreind, so he joins a bi-sexual/gay homo swingers group and all of a sudden he’s now gay. Whatever. Wake up one morning and just be gay.


18 posted on 04/21/2010 1:14:44 PM PDT by Paddy Irish
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To: camerongood210

Either you s* d*
or you do not.

19 posted on 04/21/2010 1:15:06 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Radagast the Fool

They would probably be afraid to “try out” for the team!


20 posted on 04/21/2010 1:15:08 PM PDT by cvq3842 (Freedom is worth fighting for.)
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To: camerongood210; Non-Sequitur

Guess they smelled something a little fishy about these guys.


21 posted on 04/21/2010 1:15:32 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: Scott from the Left Coast

Sad, but I fear true.


22 posted on 04/21/2010 1:15:39 PM PDT by cvq3842 (Freedom is worth fighting for.)
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To: Ready4Freddy

Heterophobia.

They need more diversity in their ranks.


23 posted on 04/21/2010 1:16:30 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (We've gone from phony soldiers to phony conservative protesters. Nothing about liberalism is genuine)
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To: Ready4Freddy

I bet the bench clearing brawls are a real treat.

“Coach, I understand your whole team is on the disabled list for sprained wrists from slap fights, bruised egos, and hurt feelings from harsh language?”


24 posted on 04/21/2010 1:16:54 PM PDT by Molon Labbie
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To: Ready4Freddy

Way to go homos - show us how stable your lifestyle really is, love to hear your argument. Give us something to laugh at.


25 posted on 04/21/2010 1:17:03 PM PDT by lesko
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To: Ready4Freddy
one of the plaintiffs was told: "This is the Gay World Series, not the Bisexual World Series."

Funny, they want to be married and treated like equals but when it comes to gay softball, they sound like petty bitches.

26 posted on 04/21/2010 1:17:21 PM PDT by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: Ready4Freddy; Slings and Arrows; wagglebee
During the game, play was stopped several times after the team that lost to them in the semifinals protested that D2 was in violation of a league rule permitting no more than "two heterosexual players" on a team.

The quota systems the Left railed against are still in place. Break the lavender ceiling.

27 posted on 04/21/2010 1:17:23 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (We've gone from phony soldiers to phony conservative protesters. Nothing about liberalism is genuine)
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To: camerongood210; Revolting cat!

They need someone who can catch as well as pitch.


28 posted on 04/21/2010 1:17:56 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (We've gone from phony soldiers to phony conservative protesters. Nothing about liberalism is genuine)
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To: dragonblustar

It’s all about going to the showers after working up a sweat...


29 posted on 04/21/2010 1:18:38 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (We've gone from phony soldiers to phony conservative protesters. Nothing about liberalism is genuine)
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To: Ready4Freddy
no more than "two heterosexual players" on a team.

would they be the team's DH?
30 posted on 04/21/2010 1:19:16 PM PDT by FlyingFish
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31 posted on 04/21/2010 1:19:24 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: a fool in paradise

Obama isn’t black enough, these “switch hitters” ain’t gay enough, I am not rich enough.......life is a bitch!


32 posted on 04/21/2010 1:19:32 PM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: Ready4Freddy
I'm going to contact The Onion's legal department and stop this plagiarism by MSNBC right now!
33 posted on 04/21/2010 1:19:34 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I am Ellie Light. I hate slow drivers.)
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To: camerongood210

**How can someone be not gay enough?**

They also wondered if Fuhrer Obama was BLACK ENOUGH!


34 posted on 04/21/2010 1:19:40 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (To anger a Conservative, Lie to them. To anger a Liberal, tell them the TRUTH!)
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To: Ready4Freddy

Wow. How sad. I think somebody should organize a March on Washington in order publicize the sad plight of the “not gay enough” in our society. I never realized they were being tretaed so poorly “big-homosexual”.


35 posted on 04/21/2010 1:19:53 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: a fool in paradise

You can’t make this crap up!


36 posted on 04/21/2010 1:20:01 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: ETL

No problem with him being discriminated against for THAT...


37 posted on 04/21/2010 1:20:49 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

I don’t think we want to go there...

I KNOW I don’t.


39 posted on 04/21/2010 1:21:21 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666
How do you “prove” you are gay? Is there a test?

Are you trying to get me banned ? You can't imagine how hard this is for a Utah man to not recite every sick BYU joke we came up with all those years when they were tromping us in football .

40 posted on 04/21/2010 1:22:04 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: Ready4Freddy

The problem with these leagues is that everyone wants to be either a pitcher or a catcher. No wants to play the other positions.


41 posted on 04/21/2010 1:22:45 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Radagast the Fool

Yup. Get some fat beer bellied home run hitter softball types. “We want to join the team but we don’t do that queer stuff.”

I once knew a fairly hot girl who was dating and sort of living with a bi guy. He moved to a another town to be with a gay crowd. He was also leaching money off her but she still cared for him.

I tried to convince her that he was not bi but he was gay and bi really means gay. I had no interest in her because if she had been with him then the AIDS risk meter would peg off the charts.

She was a lib who hated Rudy for cleaning up NYC and for “chasing the poor people out” of NYC. She was a very white northern midwestener. She was also very wary of black people. A tolerant liberal who was a little racist.

The bottom line was she was a total mental case. After talking to her twice, I avoided her like the plague.


42 posted on 04/21/2010 1:23:18 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain & Graham = La Raza's favorite Senators)
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To: Ready4Freddy
The men say they were forced to answer "highly personal and intrusive questions"

They were asked if they the double play was their favorite defensive move.

43 posted on 04/21/2010 1:23:22 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: FrankR

He could pitch for the g*y team. I am sure he already has.


44 posted on 04/21/2010 1:24:03 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain & Graham = La Raza's favorite Senators)
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To: Allegra
I would've figured they'd have a world series of wiffle ball.
45 posted on 04/21/2010 1:26:59 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (We've gone from phony soldiers to phony conservative protesters. Nothing about liberalism is genuine)
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To: Ready4Freddy

Must make for some unusual drag bunts. And forget aout the suicide squeeze.


46 posted on 04/21/2010 1:27:23 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Ready4Freddy

Freedom of Association.. how does this sort of thing even wind up in the courts to begin with?

Any private individual or group can discriminate against whoever they want whenever they want for whatever reason they want, period. Why is it people think they have a right to be accepted by anyone?

I think I’m going to file a class action lawsuit against all beautiful women who ever turned me down for a date.

WTH.


47 posted on 04/21/2010 1:29:23 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Ready4Freddy

Gay discrimination is DIFFERENT from when straights do it against them. It just...IS!


48 posted on 04/21/2010 1:29:33 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Conservative Bostonian, atheist pro-lifer, outnumbered by the clueless)
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To: Ditto

Probably questioned about who pitches, who catches, and what constitutes a ‘passed ball’.


50 posted on 04/21/2010 1:30:09 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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