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A frivolous lawsuit and a waste of my money as a tax payer in New Jersey. I thought you are allowed free association in the United States. As a private club they can decide who they want as members and it is not discrimination. This same progressive administration closed golf courses during the early stages of the pandemic because it was a health hazard. This law suit makes about as much sense as that. Aren't there more important things in the state that the governor and his cronies should be doing?
Here is Rob Harris' of Golf Dispute Resolution giving his in depth take on this controversial case:http://www.golfdisputeresolution.com/?p=7705
As I understand it private clubs are exempt from most of the civil rights laws which is also used in determining if a club must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. So a member with a disability cannot force accommodations if it is truly a private club - member owned, member governed, etc. Burning Tree in Bethesda, MD is a male only club and refused to change its policy when challenged by very liberal Montgomery County and as a result the County eliminated its preferred property tax rate as open space which cost the members quite a bit of money but they refused to budge.
I don't think the number of female members is the problem, we all know private clubs can choose its members. I think the potential issue is employing few women and choosing who can and can't buy a house in the borough.
Jim: Where’d the money come from that went into the fund? Is there another source of money other than from dues and operations?