Lana Lawless: What Was The Outcome of Her Suit Against the LPGA?

December 2nd, 2010 by Tom Kinslow Leave a reply »
Lana Lawless has been in the news for being a transgender woman who won an LPGA tournament and now, after a legal battle, Lawless and other transgender players are allowed on the course for LPGA events.

Lawless is a retired police officer who had sex reassignment surgery in 2005 and went on to win a long drive competition in 2008 and that's when the scandal started. Lawless fought it, calling the policy illegal.

"Before I won the Re/Max Women’s LDA Championship, the only requirement for participation was that I was over 18 and female. As a result of my winning the tournament, which was based on my skill, and not my gender, they changed the rules to require that I be born female. This is not only unlawful, it is shameful.”

It's a great day for Lawless and other transgender players. However, do you think they should be allowed on the course and how will other players react. I'm all for their rights and equality, I'm just not so sure everyone else is going to be as supportive when they're taking winnings from them.


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