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LPGA to Allow Trans Golfers; Removes 'Female at Birth' Requirement

The LPGA has voted to allow transgender golfers:

Lawless "Players voted Tuesday to amend the organization's constitution by removing the 'female at birth' requirement, LPGA commissioner Michael Whan said. The vote came at a meeting ahead of the LPGA Tour Championship, which starts Thursday at Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando. The change followed a lawsuit filed by a transgender women over the 'female at birth' requirement. Lana Lawless, a 57-year-old who underwent gender reassignment surgery in 2005, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in San Francisco in October, claiming the policy violates California civil rights laws."

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  1. I'm sorry I think this is going too far.

    Posted by: Frank | Dec 1, 2010 6:20:51 PM

  2. Transgendered males to females still have a genetic advantage of strength over that of women, no? That is the issue for me. If there were no difference between men and women in strength etc., then they would already be playing interchangeably in sports - there would be no women's leagues. Skill still matters here of course, but women's tees are further forward for a reason.

    Posted by: ted | Dec 2, 2010 2:14:35 PM

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