April 19, 1995 in Nation/World

Judge Orders Elks To Admit Woman

Compiled From Wire Services

A Michigan real estate broker may become the first female Elks member in the country after a judge ruled Monday that the local chapter must admit her to the all-male club.

Sharon Schellenberg has been waging a legal war to get into the Rochester Elks since 1988.

Oakland County Circuit Judge Hilda Gage ruled the lodge has been discriminating against Schellenberg and ordered she be made a member.

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