Sunday, April 04, 2010

Women Can Play Golf With the Menz?

The Court says separate but equal doesn't get it:

Elaine Joyce, a champion amateur golfer, made a federal case of being barred from playing in a 2007 men’s tournament at Dennis Pines Golf Course, where she is a longtime member. She sued the town of Dennis, Mass., and others in 2008. Last week, the United States District Court in Boston, in a rare federal ruling involving a town, its public golf course and an accusation centering on sex discrimination, told her she had won. Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton ruled that a municipality and its public golf course were liable under federal equal-protection laws if they engaged in sex discrimination through policy, conduct or custom.