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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Suit claims gay athletic group discriminated against bisexual players

Three bisexual men have sued a gay athletic group, saying their team was forced to forfeit their second-place win in the Gay Softball World Series because "they weren't gay enough," their lawyer says. (Not a crime, just an interesting civil suit.) 

Following the championship game, which D2 lost, Apilado, Charles and Russ were each separately called into a conference room in front of more than 25 people for a "hearing" by the Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance to determine whether each was "heterosexual" or "gay," the lawsuit says.

... At one point during the proceedings, the lawsuit alleges, one of the plaintiffs was told: "This is the Gay World Series, not the Bisexual World Series."

Straight men are able to play in the league, but teams are limited to two such players. The attorney for the athletic group says they have a right to freedom of association -- otherwise, there could be entire teams of heterosexuals competing in the gay softball league.

Hat Tip: Many thanks, Chuck McRizzo!

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