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LPGA to change gender requirement
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Posted on 12/02/2010 11:13:30 AM PST by jessduntno

ORLANDO, Fla. -LPGA players have voted to allow transgender players to compete on tour in response to a lawsuit filed by a California woman who had her sex changed five years ago.

The players voted to remove the "female at birth" requirement from the tour's constitution at a year-end meeting at the LPGA Tour Championship, commissioner Michael Whan said. He said steps will be taken in the coming weeks to make the change.

Lana Lawless, a former police officer who had the sex change operation, filed the federal lawsuit in San Francisco in October claiming the "female at birth" requirement violated California's civil rights law. The 57-year-old Lawless wanted to prevent the LPGA from conducting tournaments in the state until it changed its policy and was seeking unspecified damages.

Lawless also sued three tour sponsors and the Long Drivers of America, which followed the LPGA policy. Lawless won the annual women's long-drive golf championship in 2008 with a 254-yard drive, but was barred from competing this year after organizers adopted the LPGA's gender rules.

"I think it is a major civil rights victory," Christopher Dolan, an attorney for Lawless, told The Associated Press in a phone interview Wednesday. "We are pleased that the LPGA has voted to end this archaic and outdated policy."

Dolan cautioned that the final changes are not expected for a couple weeks. But he was optimistic the LPGA's amended policy would allow complete access for transgenders.

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Lana Lawless, a former police officer... and an ironic name hall of fame electee, brings suit to compete as a woman now that he's mutilated himself ... I wonder what Tiger thinks about this?
1 posted on 12/02/2010 11:13:35 AM PST by jessduntno
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To: jessduntno

TTIUWP

yuck, never mind.


2 posted on 12/02/2010 11:15:45 AM PST by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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a California woman who had her sex changed five years ago

Uh... Yea....

3 posted on 12/02/2010 11:16:26 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: jessduntno

?PGA shall be their new acronym!


4 posted on 12/02/2010 11:17:57 AM PST by blackdog
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To: jessduntno
I wonder what Tiger thinks about this?

?

Better to ask Billy Jean King.

5 posted on 12/02/2010 11:18:19 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: jessduntno

Did he change his inherent muscular structure as well?
/rhetorical


6 posted on 12/02/2010 11:20:45 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: UCANSEE2

“? Better to ask Billy Jean King.”

Wasn’t he a tennis player?


7 posted on 12/02/2010 11:22:01 AM PST by jessduntno (TSA: "Because screwing you with your pants ON just wasn't enough.")
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To: jessduntno

They are not women.


8 posted on 12/02/2010 11:22:10 AM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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There goes any chance for naturally-born females to complete.

All of a sudden there will be a slew of “women” who can bench 340 and knock a golf ball 100 yards beyond even the strongest natural born woman can.

Now wait for this to hit tennis, softball and volleyball and that is it for naturally born females in professional or college sports.


9 posted on 12/02/2010 11:22:23 AM PST by freedumb2003 (FYI: everything I post is IMHO -- YOU JACKWAGON! [no offense -- I just like that word])
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>>?? Better to ask Billy Jean King.”

Wasn’t he a tennis player?<<

That was Renee Richards...


10 posted on 12/02/2010 11:23:25 AM PST by freedumb2003 (FYI: everything I post is IMHO -- YOU JACKWAGON! [no offense -- I just like that word])
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To: jessduntno

Notice that this violated the California civil rights law. This law was passed a few years ago which requires transgender people to be protected by the state. Of course, California always votes Democrat. What do you expect.


11 posted on 12/02/2010 11:23:32 AM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: jessduntno

Pandora’s Box.

Be careful what you ask for - you might get it.


12 posted on 12/02/2010 11:23:46 AM PST by Iron Munro (This is our culture; fight for it. This is our flag; pick it up. This is our country; take it back.)
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To: jessduntno
Uggh. They should take away her
 
 Putter with 3 balls

Wait. They already did.

13 posted on 12/02/2010 11:24:10 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: freedumb2003

You mean the William Brothers ?


14 posted on 12/02/2010 11:24:56 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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They were all so excited when Annika Sorenstam played in a PGA tournament, it seems only fair.

I think the LPGA should stand for Lower Professional Golf Association. Let it be like a minor league for men (and any women who can compete) and essentially bring an end to this sexist bigotry.

Who wants to see women golf, besides lesbians, anyways?

15 posted on 12/02/2010 11:25:33 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: freedumb2003

I used to enjoy watching the East German women’s track and field team. Most of them looked like Ray Nitschke.


16 posted on 12/02/2010 11:26:17 AM PST by 04-Bravo
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To: freedumb2003

“That was Renee Richards...”

Don’t you mean Wrenay Ritchhards?


17 posted on 12/02/2010 11:26:19 AM PST by jessduntno (TSA: "Because screwing you with your pants ON just wasn't enough.")
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In the immortal words of the "Martina Navratilova" character in that infamous Navratilova-Chris Evert skit from Saturday Night Live years ago:

"Good luck -- and may the best man win!"

18 posted on 12/02/2010 11:26:48 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: jessduntno
Here's the lovely lady:


19 posted on 12/02/2010 11:26:53 AM PST by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: freedumb2003

I mentioned it on another thread, but this subject has already come up in the sport of fencing.

Regards,


20 posted on 12/02/2010 11:27:07 AM PST by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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