Gay Softball Organization Pays Settlement To Players

A gay softball tournament called the Golden Bear Classic in Napa, CA. (Flickr/Igbtnapa)
A gay softball tournament called the Golden Bear Classic in Napa, CA. (Flickr/Igbtnapa)

A gay softball organization has agreed to pay a settlement to three players who filed suit last year after they were disqualified from the 2008 Gay Softball World Series over allegations that they weren't gay.

The men were on the San Francisco team "D2" and they were questioned about their sexuality after complaints that the team had exceeded its limit of two heterosexual players per team.

Now, the players, who say they were discriminated against, will be paid, and the team will get the second-place trophy it was originally denied.

But there are still questions about how to put limits on heterosexual players. That will be at issue when the case heads to trial next month.

This program aired on November 30, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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