Broadhurst v. American Pool Players Association, Inc.

Women’s Rights
Case No. Charge No. P20070082X, Colorado Civil Rights Division
ACLU Case No. 2007-01


The issue in this case is discrimination against women in a place of public accommodation. The ACLU’s client is a prominent female pool player. She challenges a new rule of the American Pool Players Association, which sponsors many pool competitions throughout the country, including venues in Colorado. In the past, women were permitted to compete in the men’s divisions. The new rule excludes women from competing in that division. The ACLU initiated a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Division, which is assigned responsibility for enforcing Colorado’s statute that prohibits gender discrimination in places of public accommodation.


Jennifer Riddle
Paula Griesen

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