In what can only – or at least, most charitably – be described as a confused nation slipping further into the abyss . . .
A gay softball organization has agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to three players who were disqualified from its 2008 Gay Softball World Series because of their perceived heterosexuality. And as part of the settlement announced Monday, their team will be awarded the second-place trophy it was denied at the time. The men — Stephen Apilado, Laron Charles and John Russ — filed the federal lawsuit against the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance last year, claiming they had been discriminated against because they were bisexual, not gay.
But wait, there’s more. The organization had a meeting followed by a limp-wristed show of hands vote. According to the article, Apilado, Charles, and Russ might of been born gay, but they were voted to be straight. At least too straight to play. How democratic! How queer!
I guess just looking fabulous isn’t good enough anymore.
Softball used to be boring. Now it’s disgusting too.