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Old 01-30-2006, 02:38 PM   #268
Chris Li
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Dojo: Aikido Sangenkai
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Join Date: Dec 2000
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Re: Training: Separate the Sexes?

Dan Herak wrote:
Yes. Me. An aikido club would not provide public accomodations the way a restaurant would nor would it affect interstate commerce. It is akin to the Augusta National Golf Course that hosts the Masters. Couple years back some people did decide to shove their noses into its private affairs trying to get it to admit women. As a private club, however, it could dictate its own membership and stood its ground.

Personally I find nothing wrong with this. In fact, I am much, much more disturbed by the low regard demonstrated on this board for freedom of association, which, I might add, is right in the First Amendment to the US Constitution.
Just because people have the right to do something doesn't necessarily make it a good idea to engage in that activity.

As I said before, legal issues can be unpredictable, but my guess is thet he'd probably be OK. OTOH, I still think that such a policy is a bad idea.



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