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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliSciGuy View Post
    No, actually, it is covered. Bostock v. Clayton County in 2019 ruled (with a 6-3 majority with some conservative justices joining) that transgendered individuals cannot be discriminated against or fired because of their "new" sex conflicting with their biological sex. This transposes pretty easily into Title IX of the same act (https://www.justice.gov/crt/page/file/1383026/download) since the language is essentially interchangeable. And historically, the Court has interpreted Title IX's language broadly, since the language itself is broad (as established in North
    Haven Bd. of Ed. v. Bell
    )
    . Adding these pointless obfuscating adjectives like "assigned" or "identity" in front of the word "sex" goes against the broad nature of the statute, according to the courts. If Congress wants to clarify by adding those words, fine, they can pass a new law, but until they do the language of the statue is pretty clear, and Bostock affirms that.
    This post is worth re-posting.

    Gorsuch and Roberts voted with the majority in this. Assuming ACB would vote to overturn, that'd still be 5-4 in favor. I can't imagine Title IX's anti-discrimination language re gender be interpreted differently than Title VII. And I see you with the oyez reference. That's such a cool site.

  2. #177

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midtowner View Post
    This post is worth re-posting.

    Gorsuch and Roberts voted with the majority in this. Assuming ACB would vote to overturn, that'd still be 5-4 in favor. I can't imagine Title IX's anti-discrimination language re gender be interpreted differently than Title VII. And I see you with the oyez reference. That's such a cool site.
    thank you for reposting i misss that the first time

  3. #178

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    Concerning whether the NCAA can "get out" of its contract with OKC, I would be quite confident that when the following statement was drafted, the lawyers were sure to quote language that exists in their current contracts so as to make the message quite clear to the counterparties.

    When determining where championships are held, NCAA policy directs that only locations where hosts can commit to providing an environment that is safe, healthy and free of discrimination should be selected. We will continue to closely monitor these situations to determine whether NCAA championships can be conducted in ways that are welcoming and respectful of all participants.”
    Said another way, I'm sure there's language in the contract that allows the NCAA to terminate the deal if OKC can't provide an environment "free of discrimination." All that stuff is usually called "boilerplate" until it suddenly matters.

  4. #179

    NCAA Re: Softball Hall of Fame





    It would be tragic if Oklahoma City lost the NCAA softball tournament related to some IMO stupid bonehead move the Oklahoma State Legislature made to put its stamp on a transgender related argument. Also, I can't imagine a guy having his most precious jewel removed so he could compete as a woman in softball.

    BTW, does the Oklahoma legislation have better things to do than concern themselves with transgender issues that probably won't impact the sport. Also does the NCAA need to concern themselves with this becoming a future issue.

    Oklahoma City has a 13,000 seat (Second to none, Softball Stadium) ready to welcome the NCAA's Women's College World Series and the economic impact this will generate for our city. We've invested $27.5 million in upgrades to keep this tournament thru 2035. This is one of our economic impact events for our city besides those of horse show industry:

    “Teams and fans flood local hotels, restaurants and shops during each tournament and their direct economic impact is more than $15 million,” said Mike Carrier, president of the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau.

    Every game is broadcast on ESPN and, as a result, Oklahoma City is mentioned multiple times during each game to a national audience, in addition to broadcasting shots of the Adventure District, the downtown skyline, the city’s many amenities and other images indicative of OKC’s renaissance.

    According to Carrier, “You can’t buy that kind of positive exposure.”--VeloCity, June 3, 2019
    Think of the additional seating (4,000) with 9,000 permanent seats and the fact the the tournament could be expanded to a 16, 32 or 64 team bubble adding an impact of $20 million to $25 million depending on the expansion of the tournament in a bubble style environment.

    Also the opportunity to beef up the Adventure District with a future hotel in the area to serve Remington Park, OKC Zoo, National Softball Hall of Fame, National Cowboy Western Heritage & Firefighter's Museums and the annual softball tournament.

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