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Gay softball league limit on straight players OK'd
San Francisco Chronicle ^
| June 2, 2011
| GENE JOHNSON
Posted on 06/02/2011 8:10:36 PM PDT by artichokegrower
A gay softball organization that runs an annual tournament called the Gay Softball World Series can keep its rule limiting the number of heterosexual players on each team, a federal judge has ruled.
The decision came in a lawsuit filed by three men who say they were disqualified from the annual tournament because they weren't gay enough. They said in the suit filed last year that their team's second-place finish in the 2008 tournament in Washington state was nullified because they are bisexual, not gay, and thus their team exceeded the limit of two non-gay players.
U.S. District Judge John Coughenour said Tuesday that their suit can proceed to trial. But he also ruled that the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance, which also oversees gay softball leagues in dozens of U.S. cities, has a First Amendment right to limit the number of heterosexual players, much as the Boy Scouts have a constitutional right to exclude gays.
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
KEYWORDS: 2crazy4words; baseonballs; catchers; pitchers
Sounds like a fair trade. I won't play softball with these folks and gay scout masters can be excluded from the Boy Scouts.
Yeah, but will they allow switch hitters? (Apologies to the great Reggie Smith)
posted on 06/02/2011 8:11:53 PM PDT
by Dr. Sivana
(There is no salvation in politics.)
This is the stuff that the Ninth Circus concerns itself with.
posted on 06/02/2011 8:12:14 PM PDT
How would they know which players were....oh never mind. I don’t want to know.
posted on 06/02/2011 8:13:01 PM PDT
(This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
Maybe it has something to do with their grip on the bat?
posted on 06/02/2011 8:14:24 PM PDT
(Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
Two questions: 1) What heterosexual male wants to play in a homosexual league, and 2) what would the court decide were this a heterosexual league wanting to exclude homos?
posted on 06/02/2011 8:15:00 PM PDT
(Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
How can you tell which one is the pitcher and which one is the catcher?
posted on 06/02/2011 8:16:03 PM PDT
(We need more leaders running the country and fewer politicians ruining the country.)
And we won’t talk about getting a base on balls.
Biff: “You throw like a girl.”
Vincent: “Thanks. My dugout or yours?”
posted on 06/02/2011 8:18:39 PM PDT
("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
To: Dr. Sivana
Beat me to it!
I was wondering about the switch-hitter quota too - lol
posted on 06/02/2011 8:19:35 PM PDT
(Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
So much for embracing diversity.
To: Dr. Sivana
Nope; just pitchers, catchers, and ballboys.
I can only answer the first question: gays in the closet.
The second is moot, as anybody proposing such a thing would be jailed outright.
Certainly puts a different meaning to the guys piling on each other when they win the World Series, though.
This would be hilarious if it weren’t so sad.
posted on 06/02/2011 8:30:39 PM PDT
(de ole Korean War vet age 81)
Only in SF. Who in their right mind would sue to get on a gay team. I revolt at the very thought of what you would have to do to try out for the team!!!!!!
posted on 06/02/2011 8:32:19 PM PDT
(There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
What heterosexual male wants to play in a homosexual league
I know. Seriously.
what would the court decide were this a heterosexual league wanting to exclude homos?
Oh it would be a hate crime for sure! Those hateful Heterosexuals!
posted on 06/02/2011 8:33:09 PM PDT
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How many liars are allowed on each team?
posted on 06/02/2011 8:48:02 PM PDT
by Iron Munro
(The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. -- John Steinbeck)
Ahh... another lesson in liberal tolerance for us to take in.
posted on 06/02/2011 8:51:30 PM PDT
(Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
The team with the straight players was from SF. The team who filed the injunction is not clarified in the report, but I believe they are from the Seattle area.
You won’t find me within miles of a gay softball league...
Jones batting, Smith on deck, and everyone else is in the Hole.
posted on 06/02/2011 9:33:46 PM PDT
by Eccl 10:2
(Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - Ps 122:6)
To: Iron Munro
posted on 06/02/2011 9:39:14 PM PDT
Did they really have a straight person complaining?
For God´s sake, get high school and college females into baseball. This softball lunacy is ingrained, but untrue.
posted on 06/02/2011 10:29:54 PM PDT
Uh, the point is can they play ball?
posted on 06/02/2011 10:39:21 PM PDT
posted on 06/02/2011 11:00:35 PM PDT
by Jeff Chandler
(Just once I'd like someone to call me 'Sir' without adding 'You're making a scene.' - Homer Simpson)
Trying my best not to give a damn.
posted on 06/02/2011 11:31:26 PM PDT
(Borders, laws and language are what define us (USA) as a country. Let's guard them well.)
posted on 06/03/2011 9:38:39 AM PDT
(99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
Excellent and proper ruling. We have an absolute right to freedom of association. We need to return to it.
posted on 06/06/2011 9:49:12 AM PDT
(First, Do No Harm)
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