February 09, 2005

I Hadn't Even Realized It Was an Issue

by PG
Transsexual golfers will be allowed to play in this year's women's British Open. The policy change was announced Wednesday by the Ladies Golf Union, which governs amateur golf in Britain and also runs the women's British Open. The tournament is open to amateurs and professionals. The LGU move follows a similar policy shift last year by the Ladies European Tour, the governing body of professional women's golf in Europe. [...] The LPGA - the Florida-based professional women's tour in North America - prohibits transsexuals from playing and allows only women who are female at birth.
Does that mean that men who were female at birth can play? And can transsexuals -- whether women-born-men or vice versa -- play at Augusta?
February 9, 2005 04:10 PM | TrackBack
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