Remember Lana Lawless? She’s the 57-year-old transgender woman who sued the LPGA after she was denied entry into a qualifying event in Los Angeles.
Well, she won.
Yesterday, the LPGA’s players voted to allow transgender players to compete on the tour:
Players voted Tuesday to amend the organization’s constitution by removing the “female at birth” requirement, LPGA commissioner Michael Whan said. The vote came at a meeting ahead of the LPGA Tour Championship, which starts Thursday at Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando.
Whan said that the LPGA will take the necessary steps to change its policy over the next few weeks.
Clearly, this is a historic decision, and it’s one that could have widespread ramifications for all women’s sports. But is it the right decision? Should all women be allowed on the tour? Or do trans women, like Lawless, have an unfair advantage? Let us know what you think.