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Soon Enough, The LPGA Will Know All There Is To Know About The Crying Game

Ladies and gentlemen (and everybody in between): Your brand new LPGA Tour champion!

The times, they are a-changin’, whether the old guard at the LPGA likes it or not. So if people like Annika Sorenstam has a problem with this development, they can suck it. Yeah, that’s probably not the right way to put it, but it’s not like I can change it now.

In what one day will surely be regarded as a landmark moment concerning equal rights, members of the LPGA voted to repeal the “female at birth” clause for members which will allow transgendered women to compete on the LPGA Tour.

Via FOX Sports:

In a league meeting prior to this week’s LPGA Tour Championship, a motion was voted on to amend the LPGA’s constitution by removing the “female at birth” requirement, LPGA commissioner Michael Whan said.

The change is a reaction to a lawsuit filed Oct. 12 in U.S. District Court in San Francisco by Lana Lawless, a 57-year-old retired police officer who underwent gender reassignment surgery in 2005. Lawless claimed the policy violated California civil rights laws.

So there you have it. To be honest, whether or not transgendered women are allowed to compete on the LPGA Tour makes little to no difference to me, but I suppose anything that promotes equality is cool with me. For what it’s worth, on the few occasions I have actually tuned in to watch women’s golf, it usually had something to do with Michelle Wie, and that gal is all woman. And by “all woman” I mean she never had a penis. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

LPGA drops ‘female at birth’ clause for members [FOX Sports]