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This Sports Illustrated article is interesting: How Private Golf Clubs Are Still Legally Able to Discriminate Against Women, SI Golf July 1, 2019

So, this article is not directly about saving women's sports but I do think it's relevant for this Circle. It reviews legal grounds for private golf clubs to exclude women, which in turn may be useful in considering ways that women's sports organizations might be able to exclude men.

According to the article, civil rights laws allow private groups to engage in sex-based discrimination for freedom of "expressive association".

If associative expression is legally protected basis to discriminate based on sex, then women should be able to discriminate on that basis in private organizations, such as private sports leagues and clubs or private schools. That approach may not solve the problem for public schools but could it be a place to start?

This Sports Illustrated article is interesting: [How Private Golf Clubs Are Still Legally Able to Discriminate Against Women, SI Golf July 1, 2019](https://www.si.com/golf/2019/07/01/private-golf-clubs-muirfield-augusta-women-discrimination) So, this article is not directly about saving women's sports but I do think it's relevant for this Circle. It reviews legal grounds for private golf clubs to exclude women, which in turn may be useful in considering ways that women's sports organizations might be able to exclude men. According to the article, civil rights laws allow private groups to engage in sex-based discrimination for freedom of "expressive association". If associative expression is legally protected basis to discriminate based on sex, then women should be able to discriminate on that basis in private organizations, such as private sports leagues and clubs or private schools. That approach may not solve the problem for public schools but could it be a place to start?

3 comments

[–] Venus 12 points (+12|-0)

Sometimes my head just hurts reading about sex rights. This is just an old boys club. They’d probably let Bruce/Caitlin Jenner in.

[–] Bubbletea 8 points (+8|-0)

I'm no legal expert but I would think this should work, we'd just have to make sure the owners don't back down to TRA demands, threats etc.