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November 30, 2010

Skilled golfer sues over lost balls


Lana Lawless' suit puts gender in sports in spotlight again
USA Today


A basic tenet of modern athletics involves separation of the sexes. Yet that principle is increasingly being challenged on the court and in the courtroom.

Earlier this month, Kye Allums, a female-to-male transgender student on the women's basketball team at George Washington University, publicly discussed his decision to compete after coming out in a story first reported on Outsports.com.

The junior, 21, who once went by Kay-Kay Allums and has not had gender-reassignment surgery, is the first known transgender person to compete in Division I college basketball.

Allums' disclosure came on the heels of a legal challenge to theLadies Professional Golf Association's policy that its players be "female at birth." Lana Lawless, a 57-year-old transgender woman, filed a lawsuit Oct. 12 claiming the rule violates California civil rights law.

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14 comments:

DC said...

Did not know that Penny Marshall played golf.

DeanO said...

Monty Python - it doesn't get much better

banned said...

I've been eagerly awaiting inter-gender wrestling at the Olympics for some years.

The_Kid said...

Nickie, I saw a news video of Lana Lawless where he/she said in the opening "In California, I'm considered a woman". I said to myself "California is the ONLY place that would consider you a woman" and quickly hit pause on the video and navigated my browser far away...

Starsplash said...

Bellllch.. Oh man, did I just eat that?
It is a private freaking club. If they don't want freaks in there there that is there business.

Besides it is completely unfair after all..it's a man....

I just had another funny thought.

On judgement day I think God might have a present for...it. A pair of lost balls.

Nickie Goomba said...

DC, I'm sure you meant to say Marshall Dillon.

Nickie Goomba said...

Deano... This young lady is pining for her fjords.

Nickie Goomba said...

banned... I'm holding out for the interspecies 400 meters.

Nickie Goomba said...

Starry... On Judgment Day, body parts are gonna be flyin'.

Opus #6 said...

I love the way the guy got distracted when talking about unalienable rights. HA!

rashid1891 said...

Earlier this month, Kye Allums, a female-to-male transgender student on the women's basketball team at George Washington University, publicly discussed his decision to compete after coming out in a story first reported on Outsports.com.

sig94 said...

Can we then have a male-to-female-back-to-male-to-then again-female-to-cocker spaniel Olympic retrieving a rubber duckie in a pond event?

I'm there.

Subvet said...

The whole sexual identity thing is nuts. My 26 year old son took a personality profile test while killing time in college. He was categorized as a lesbian trapped in a man's body. If someone can figure that out, go for it.

christian soldier said...

Love the title of this post :-)
and the video was a 'smile moment' as well--
Carol-CS