LPGA votes to banish "female at birth" clause
In an historic move, the LPGA Tour players in attendance at this week's season-ending Tour Championship in Orlando met Tuesday night and decided to do away with the membership clause that excludes transgender players from competition.
Commissioner Mike Whan released the following statement after the meeting: "The LPGA discussed the transgender topic today with our player membership at our year-end meeting. The players voted in favor of amending the LPGA Constitution, eliminating the requirement that competitors must be 'female at birth'. Steps will be taken in the coming weeks to make the appropriate changes in the language of the Constitution."