It's a civil rights victory for gay… um… straight… uh… bisexual… wait…
Let's start with the basics: 1) The Gay Softball World Series is an annual competition organized by the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance. 2) Each team is allowed to have a maximum of two heterosexual players. 3) NAGAAA accused the San Francisco team of having three straight players, disqualifying it for a second-place 2008 trophy.
But the three "straight" players say they are actually bi, which would — according to the league — count them as gay, so they sued. A U.S. District Court judge ruled that NAGAAA can, in fact, discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation (not a typical goal for the LGBT community), but allowed the players' lawsuit to proceed because NAGAAA possibly violated their privacy with interrogations about their sexual histories.
On Monday, the two groups finally reached a settlement, with the players coming out on top (no pun intended): NAGAAA will honor the San Francisco team's second-place victory. But the National Center for Lesbian Rights, which represented the players, won't be satisfied until "NAGAAA [deletes] its roster limits on straight players, on the grounds that it encompasses gay players who are in the closet or who choose not to put a label on their sexuality," according to MSNBC.
Lesbians suing gays on behalf of bisexuals accused of being straights… this gives entirely new meaning to "take me out to the ballgame."