Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Holy crap!

Well I take back all my previous criticisms of the LPGA.
Ok, I don't exactly take them back. But I give the organization--now under new leadership--major props, praise, and applause.
It appears that the recent lawsuit brought by golfer Lana Lawless challenging the organization's "female by birth" participation policy has inspired LPGA leadership to consider an amendment to its constitution.
The membership will address the potential change on November 30. Leadership is encouraging the members to make the change.
From the Golf Channel:

In a special “one-agenda item” meeting at the Hana Bank Championship in South Korea at the end of October, LPGA players were briefed on the upcoming vote and the vital nature of it. According to sources familiar with the meeting, LPGA players were told the “female at birth” provision was created “in a different time” and would be a significant challenge to defend legally today. Players were also informed that the International Olympic Committee, the U.S. Golf Association, the Ladies European Tour and the British Ladies Golf Union are among sports organizations that have already amended their bylaws to allow transgender participation.

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