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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

CULTURE: Banned Bisexuals Sue Gay World Series

This is an example of clear discrimination within our community!

Three bisexual men have filed a lawsuit complaining that they were discriminated against by an athletics organization that said they were too straight to play in the Gay Softball World Series. Each team is allowed to have no more than two straight players, the Seattle Times explains. The bisexuals' team was disqualified in 2008, after the three were deemed not gay enough to compete.

The plaintiffs say they were called in front of a room full of people and asked “personal and intrusive questions” about their sex lives. “This is the Gay World Series,” one questioner allegedly declared, “not the Bisexual World Series.” Now the plaintiffs want $75,000 in emotional damages, their team's second-place finish restored, and the no-straights rule struck from the rulebook. But the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance contends that it's a private organization that can discriminate as it pleases.

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