- Category: LGBT Issues
- Published on Friday, 03 June 2011 12:47
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Three African American bisexual men were prohibited from playing in 2008 Gay World Series because they were bisexual and not gay enough. The reasons given by the team for dismissal were that the League only allows 2 straight players per team, according to the Bilerico project.
The men filed a lawsuit after they were forced to answer questions about their sexual orientation in a room full of strangers. The North American Gay Amateur Athletic Association operates as a 'public accommodation' by inviting public attendance, charging a fee and providing a service and therefore must comply with the state's anti-discrimination laws, according to U.S. District Judge John Coughenour.
The lawsuit, which has the backing of the National Center of Lesbian Rights, marks an unusual case of one group in the LGBT group discriminating against another group in the umbrella. A spokesperson for the National Center of Lesbian rights said that no one should have to go through what these men went through.