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Discrimination lawsuit targets Spokane Country Club…

Good morning, Netizens...


I have never had a penchant for playing golf. Granted, I tried a time or two, but I quickly learned that I could slice better than I could putt, and to be honest about it, I couldn't putt at all. A simple ten foot putt that a decent golfer could plug into the cup with a fair amount of ease simply defied my limited skills. A par three hole always seemed to end up a par 119 for me. Even worse, I did not have the spare time to spend on 9 holes, let alone playing a full field of an 18 hole golf course. Thus the inclination simply passed me by.


I have never set foot on the exclusive and very spendy Spokane Country Club, although I have peered at it while passing by.


However, there is now a gender discrimination lawsuit brought before Superior Court that may change how business is conducted at the Spokane County Club. Although women pay the same membership fees as men, it seems that men have exclusive access not available to them. For example, the member of the year award is called the "Man of the Year", and the grill and other areas are open only to men.


My, watch this battle of the genders work its way through the courts. If women are paying the same fees as men, which it appears they are, yet do not have the same rights and privileges as men, this court case might be a doozy, and rightfully so.



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