Lana Lawless

October 13, 2010 by staff 

Lana Lawless, (AP) – A transgender woman pursues the LPGA over a requirement that all competitors must be “female at birth.”

The New York Times reported Wednesday that Lana Lawless, a 57-year-old who underwent surgery sex change in 2005, has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in San Francisco claiming the policy violates California laws civil rights.

Lawless won the women’s world championship golf long drive in 2008 but was banned from competing this year because long drivers of America – which oversees the event – had changed its policy to reflect that of the LPGA.

It seeks to prevent from LPGA events held in California until the policy is changed, and an unspecified amount of damages Long Drivers of America and two of his sponsors title.

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