get rich quick ... everyones dream ina sue everyone age i guess
Look.., I realize everyone is entitled to their opinion, but has anyone bothered to listen to what the parents had to say about this issue. The parents have filed this suit not to make one single solitary dime and don't seem to be part of the "so sue me" subculture. All they wanted for their son was an equal opportunity - same thing parents would want for their daughter if she chose to go out for football or a boys wrestling team. This is not about the money.., this suit was about a parent's love for their son and wanting for him to have the same equal opportunities girl's have that are guaranteed by title 9. Keeling loves field hockey and his parent both love him dearly. This type of love and this type of equal opportunity for a boy going out for field hockey doesn't have dollar signs on it. It would be the same thing if Keeling happened to be your child and you loved him the same way - this type of love doesn't reveal itself in court or in law suits and you can't put a price tag on it
what your saying is true.., the problem is that for the longest periods of time, female athletes have blurred the gender lines as far as sports goes and set the legal precedent. thirty years ago, there were girls on my little league team, more recently girls have started going out for boy's wresting and football - there has even been a female on a college football team - the list goes on and on. It wasn't fair to me after being taught to open doors for girls and to treat them like fragile breakable items. Today, boys are going out for cheerleading, field hockey and girls volleyball (sometimes with serious restrictions that aren't fair) .., but when and only when there is no boys team. I'm very sorry theoldgoat.., but female athlete's in high school and maybe even in college are having to play by the same equal opportunity laws. This means boys that love traditionally female-only sports now have the same rights to play. It seems odd the gender lines of sports inparticular seems blurred and distorted, but the fact of the matter is that females now have to play by their own rules and include boys. There are pros and cons to this issue, but it's not always about the money that can be won in a lawsuit - i'm sorry but I don't think anyone can put a dollar sign on equal opportunity (male or females).
Because no boys team is offered on LI- There is nothing wrong with what he's doing- he really just wants to play- the problem is he plays too well and the other teams ob
thanks Babz.., you hit a bullseye =)
DAFAQ! they are seriously damaged people.
Either some lawyer has told them they have a chance to make some money,(& a percentage for him) or they want to show that these laws are absurd by showing what happens if they are to be fully & fairly applied.
not the case at all.., the parents weren't trying to make a single dime from this case.
because children need to learn that china, brazil and india are kicking our fat american ***** at everything that matters so we might as well admit we are losers and act stupidly for the rest of sorry existence.
What ze fook?
He's a good kid, Gem- from around here
Fair enough then, it just sounded like some of the strange things people sue for in this country :-)
They let him play last year- no problem becasue the rules here say if you don't have a gender team you can play on the other gender- Well last year he kicked *** and this year the coaches came crying- they left that out-if he were so-so player you'd never hear about the kid
No one is "change the whole world for the pleasure of one family !
These are the rules for everyone
they're not asking the whole world to change, they're just asking that their son be given an equal opportunity according to the letter of the law. He loves the game and his gender (and talent) shouldn't be an issue. This is not different than girls playing little league baseball.