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Transgender woman files suit against LPGA for discrimination

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Thursday, October 14th, 2010
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This case is complex, especially for the liberal crowd.  A transgender woman named Lana Lawless is suing the LPGA for discrimination as they won’t allow her/him to play since she/he wasn’t “born” female.

The intended outcome of this suit is to force the LPGA and the LDA to change their unlawful practices or be precluded from operating within California and other states, such as New York, which prohibit discrimination based on sexual reassignment.

Former SWAT team member

Lana is a former SWAT team member and won a Re/Max ladies’ long drive contest back in 2008.  Shortly after “Lawless” won the long drive win in 2008, the Re/Max LDA championship changed their rules to mirror the LPGA “born female” rule.

Lawless’ attorney’s statement

Lawless’ attorney (yes that is quite a pun) had this to say:

California’s civil rights laws prevent discrimination against all minorities, including transgender persons. The LPGA and LDA operate a number of high profile qualifying events and tournaments in California which are highly lucrative to their sponsors.

There are a handful of states which protect the civil rights of transgender persons. The intended outcome of this suit is to force the LPGA and the LDA to change their unlawful practices or be precluded from operating within California and other states, such as New York, which prohibit discrimination based on sexual reassignment. They will have to choose between continuing with their tournaments or their discrimination.

Lawless:

I have traveled a long road to get to where I am now, a place where I always belonged as a strong, proud, capable woman. I am, in all respects, legally, and physically female. The State of California recognizes me as such and the LPGA should not be permitted to come into California and blatantly violate my rights. I just want to have the same opportunity to play professional golf as any other woman.

So what is your take?

Despite the fact that this individual is “legally” female or maybe even legally blond, I don’t think it is fair for someone who was born male, has male muscle and body structure and strength, to compete against the women.  It is an unfair advantage.  That particular advantage however, doesn’t help someone make a knee knocker 3-foot putt.

5 responses to “Transgender woman files suit against LPGA for discrimination”

  1. Dave Flanders says:

    The LPGA should base their policy on what is good for their organization. If that results in being banned from certain states like California, so be it. Maybe it is these states that should re-examine their policies, not the LPGA.

  2. tom mchugh says:

    Let him play on the PGA. Not born a female not a female. They have rights, but lets keep it where it belongs, between the sheets.

  3. ISBPD says:

    I agree with the blogger. He/she is the same amount a woman as he/she is a blonde.

    Also, the state of CA is as messed up in it’s “governmental brain” as this DUDE-ette is in his/hers. The day the whole nation “goes as CA goes,” we are REALLY screwed as a nation.

    Since when are MEN a “minority?” Is being a dude that is extremely messed up psychologically all it takes to become a minority? In CA, sure…..but can’t the rest of us see this for what it is?

    I say if he/she wants his junk removed, power to him/her. But that does not change what he/she is to me…a DUDE(albeit a messed up one).

    How about a law requiring this “minority” to disclose they are transgendered (aka dude so messed up he had is junk removed) if and/or when they are getting “hit on” or hitting on someone else? Normal men (aka the non legally protected class of American citizen, aka men that like actual women when seeking companionship with the opposite sex) are who needs the protection of the courts.

    I say any judge that is about to rule in favor of him/her in this retarded lawsuit should FIRST be MANdated to have sexual relations with “Lana.” That is, assuming said judge is not gay (in which case said judge should recuse himself from the case).

    Also, check out the logo on he/she’s shirt….”BANG.”

    Is that he golf equipment sponsor or a desperate plea for someone to do something to him/her?

  4. ISBPD says:

    I agree with the blogger. He/she is the same amount a woman as he/she is a blonde.

    Also, the state of CA is as messed up in it’s “governmental brain” as this DUDE-ette is in his/hers. The day the whole nation “goes as CA goes,” we are REALLY screwed as a nation.

    Since when are MEN a “minority?” Is being a dude that is extremely messed up psychologically all it takes to become a minority? In CA, sure…..but can’t the rest of us see this for what it is?

    I say if he/she wants his junk removed, power to him/her. But that does not change what he/she is to me…a DUDE(albeit a messed up one).

    How about a law requiring this “minority” to disclose they are transgendered (aka dude so messed up he had is junk removed) if and/or when they are getting “hit on” or hitting on someone else? Normal men (aka the non legally protected class of American citizen, aka men that like actual women when seeking companionship with the opposite sex) are who needs the protection of the courts.

    I say any judge that is about to rule in favor of him/her in this retarded lawsuit should FIRST be MANdated to have sexual relations with “Lana.” That is, assuming said judge is not gay (in which case said judge should recuse himself from the case).

    Also, check out the logo on he/she’s shirt….”BANG.”

    Is that his/her golf equipment sponsor or a desperate plea for someone to do something to him/her?

  5. craig says:

    Let him play.

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