Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Report: Transgender woman sues LPGA for birth rule

"Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies, rivers and seas boiling
forty years of darkness, aarthquakes, volcanoes... The dead rising from the grave!
human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!"
A transgender woman is suing the LPGA over a requirement which states all competitors must be "female at birth."

The New York Times is reporting Wednesday that Lana Lawless, a 57-year-old who underwent gender reassignment surgery in 2005, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in San Francisco claiming the policy violates California civil rights laws.

Lawless won the women's world championship in long-drive golf in 2008, but was barred from competing this year because Long Drivers of America — which oversees the event — had changed its policy to mirror that of the LPGA.

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