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Trans Golfer Settles Suit

Trans Golfer Settles Suit


Lana Lawless, a transgender woman and expert golfer, settled her lawsuits against the Ladies Professional Golf Association and the Long Drivers of America association after those organizations ruled that only women "female at birth" were eligible to compete in their events.

Lawless won the Long Drivers of America long-drive title in 2008 but was later ruled ineligible because she's transgender; the LPGA soon adopted a similar "female at birth" rule that made her unable to participate in its tournaments. Lawless, now 57, sued both organizations, and they eventually reversed their policies. The settlement terms of Lawless's lawsuit were not revealed.

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