Three self-described bisexual men filed a federal lawsuit against the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance for disqualifying them from the Gay Softball World Series in Seattle in 2008 because they were not “sufficiently gay.”
Teams were limited to two heterosexuals, and when the men’s team won second place, questions were raised about the three until organizers took them aside and asked “intrusive” questions about their sexual attractions and desires.
Ultimately, they were disqualified as being “too straight.”
The alliance acknowledged that it has no standards for judging “gayness level,” but explained, as a private organization, that it is not subject to federal law.
he’s a victim
Craig Smallwood of Hawaii filed a federal lawsuit earlier this year against the makers of the online virtual-world game “Lineage II” for failing to warn him that he would become so addicted to playing it that he would be “unable to function independently in usual daily activities such as getting up, getting dressed, bathing or communicating with family and friends.”
He claims to have spent 20,000 hours over five years playing.
Judge Alan Kay declined to dismiss the lawsuit and set it for trial.