Legal news for Washington discrimination attorneys. Bisexual men file lawsuit for not being gay enough to play in softball championship.
Washington discrimination attorneys alert- Lawsuit says NAGAAA prohibited a bisexual men’s softball team from playing in the Gay Softball World Series.
Seattle, WA—Three bisexual men say they weren’t “gay enough” to participate in the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NGAAA) Gay Softball World Series, causing them to subsequently file a lawsuit against the organization. The lawsuit is seeking $75,000 for each of the defendants for emotional stress they endured, as reported by MyFoxPhilly.com.
The three plaintiffs, Steven Apilado, LaRon Charles and Jon Russ, alleged that their softball team, D2, was disqualified from the softball championship because the NAGAAA determined that they were “non-gay.” After their softball team qualified for the 2008 championship series, the alliance held a hearing to determine what the sexual orientations of the D2 players are. The plaintiffs claim they asked “personal and intrusive questions” regarding their sexuality and sexual desires. The players allege that the organization told them “This is the Gay World Series, not the Bisexual World Series.”
The suit is seeking $75,000 for each of the plaintiff’s emotional distress, in addition to invalidating the NAGAAA’s determination of the men’s sexual orientations and to reinstate D2’s World Series second-place finish.
The North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance was formed in 1977, which has over 680 teams in 37 leagues across the nation.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Washington discrimination lawyers.