Does the First Amendment Allow Organizations to Discriminate?
Written By: Laurence M. Vance, | Posted: Friday, November 2nd, 2012
The Augusta National Golf Club - where the Masters golf tournament has been played since 1933 - is in the news again, and not because Tiger Woods failed to earn a fifth green jacket.
The exclusive club has come under fire again because of its male-only membership policy. And although the club has traditionally extended membership to the CEOs of its corporate sponsors, one of its major sponsors - International Business Machines (IBM) - has a new female CEO, Virginia Rometty, who has not been asked to join. The past four CEOs of IBM have all been Augusta members.
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