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Lana Lawless: Why the LPGA Tour Will Never Let the Transgender Play

For those of you who don’t follow golf or have yet to hear the story, Lana Lawless is a female golfer who was formerly a man and now wants to join the LPGA Tour. Needless to say, this controversial topic has raised eyebrows and brought up a plethora of questions.

The LPGA says all golfers must be born females, disqualifying Lana from competition. Juwanna Mann jokes aside, this is an important precedent to set.

Just a year ago South African runner Caster Semenya was humiliated when the IAAF decided to test whether she had a rare medical condition that would give her an advantage over her competitors. Semenya has since been cleared to return, but the question over how to handle transgender athletes remains both a significant athletic and social issue.

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