Well alrighty then … File this one under “You’ve come a long way baby”. After years of claiming discrimination and bias, it would appear that Gays have some biases of their own.
Three bisexual men are suing the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance for discrimination for actions taken during the Gay Softball World Series held in the Seattle, WA two years ago.
I guess the question becomes when is a man gay enough to be considered gay?
The three Bay Area men say the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance in essence deemed them not gay enough to participate in the series.
The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Seattle accuses the alliance of violating Washington state laws barring discrimination. The alliance organizes the annual Gay Softball World Series.
Beth Allen, the alliance’s attorney, said the lawsuit is unwarranted and that the three plaintiffs “were not discriminated against in any unlawful manner.”
From Hot Air, the quote from the lawsuit, “This is the Gay World Series, not the Bisexual World Series.” So then why do gays find it so offensive when other say, :It’s Adam & Eve not Adam & Steve”? It is rather comical to see the pot calling the kettle bi-sexual. Comical indeed.
Wouldn’t the policy of don’t ask, don’t tell have worked perfectly in this case? Could you imagine if there was the Heterosexual Softball World Series or the White Softball World Series where only two gay people or two black people were allowed to play in the organizations rules? Can you imagine the hue and cry that would ensue and the claims of bias and discrimination from gay and black organizations.
The three plaintiffs — Steven Apilado, LaRon Charles and Jon Russ — played on a team called D2 that qualified for the 2008 Gay Softball World Series, which is organized by the alliance.
The alliance’s rules say that each World Series team can have no more than two heterosexual players. According to the lawsuit, a competing team accused D2 of violating that rule.
Each of the three plaintiffs was called into a conference room in front of more than 25 people, and was asked “personal and intrusive questions” about his sexual attractions and desires, purportedly to determine if the player was heterosexual or gay, the lawsuit alleges. The alliance has no category or definition for bisexual or transgender people in its rules, the plaintiff’s attorney said.
By the way, where is the ACLU?
So the three men were tossed because they were not deemed gay enough. This coming from the folks who have made claims of bias and state that others act in a judgmental fashion toward them. Oh the hypocrisy.