June 11, 1995 |
Saturday morning is prime time for California golfers: The air is cool, the pace is leisurely and a coveted early tee time allows players to get in 18 holes without blowing the whole day. At many private golf courses, however, Saturday morning tee times are a luxury reserved for men. Continuing a practice that some states have moved to end, 34 of 74 private golf courses in the Los Angeles and San Francisco metropolitan areas ban women during prime weekend hours, an Associated Press review found.
October 7, 1989 |
In the first ruling of its kind in California, a state Court of Appeal held Friday that a private country club could be barred under state anti-discrimination laws from denying membership to women. The decision opened the way for a broader legal assault on private, members-only organizations that have already suffered major setbacks in the courts in recent years.
May 30, 1996 |
The state Senate on Wednesday rejected a bill that would have allowed private country clubs that do limited business with the public to prohibit women as full members. The bill proposed exempting from state antidiscrimination laws such nonprofit organizations as golf and tennis clubs that regularly engage in limited business transactions with nonmembers. The bill, carried by Sen.