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Gay Couple Sue Roanoke Athletic Club For Discrimination


A Virginia couple claim that the Roanoke Athletic Club blocked their membership because they're both men.

Will Trinkle and his partner Juan Granados are suing the Roanoke Athletic Club (RAC) and Carilion Clinic.  The RAC is owned by Carilion.

Trinkle says in May, 2012, he applied for a family membership at the RAC for he, his partner, and their two year old son.

Trinkle says a RAC employee encouraged him to sign up for a family membership.

A few weeks later, Trinkle says RAC management called to say it was revoking the membership.

Trinkle alleges the RAC employee informed him Carilion's specific policy on this issue is to follow Virginia state law and that Mr. Trinkle's family is not considered a family by the state.

Speaking with the press about the incident, Trinkle also said a RAC employee says the club "[is] tightening policies so no families like us would ever get as far as we had."

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  1. They also discriminate against single parents.

    "Family membership includes husband, wife and their children ages 21 and younger living at home."

    Posted by: amanda | Jul 3, 2012 12:31:49 PM

  2. Thats great cause I dont want you two pole smokers in my gym while my kids are playing. Stop pretending your a family and by two single memberships.

    Posted by: Hater | Jul 3, 2012 3:17:23 PM

  3. Get over it. I'll never understand why people want to go where they are not wanted.

    Posted by: Hhhhmmmm.... | Jul 3, 2012 5:14:13 PM

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