Ladies Golf Union (LGU) ændrede den 9. februar 2005 regler så transkvinder kan deltage i deres turneringer.

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Ladies Golf Union (LGU) udsendte tirsdag den 9. februar 2005 en pressemeddelelse, hvoraf det fremg√•r, at de har √¶ndret deres regler, s√• det ikke mere er et krav, at deltagerne i deres turneringer er f√łdte kvinder.
LGU tillader nu, at spillere, der har gennemg√•et k√łnsskifteoperation fra mand til kvinde, ogs√• kan deltage i turneringerne. Det kr√¶ves, at p√•g√¶ldende kan freml√¶gge beh√łring dokumentation for k√łnsskiftet efter de specifikationer, som the Den Olympiske Komit√© har fastsat.

Regel√¶ndringerne skyldes prim√¶rt den danske professionelle golfspiller Mianne Bagger, der har f√•et foretaget MtK k√łnsskifteoperation.

Den oprindelige pressemeddelelse findes ikke l√¶ngere p√• LGU’s hjemmeside. I stedet findes f√łlgende meddelelse af 1. marts 2005.
The Ladies’ Golf Union finalises Gender Policy
March 1st 2005
The Ladies’ Golf Union has finalised a Gender Policy Document which is now an integral element of the Conditions of Competition for all championships run under the auspices of the LGU .
This new policy has been drawn up in accordance with the Gender Recognition Act 2004 and the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and seeks to secure the concept of fair competition for all women golfers. Now, in addition to players who are ‘female at birth’ a player who has had the female gender assigned at some later stage will be permitted to take part in LGU competitions, provided proof of gender can be provided.
The policy document lays out in detail the method by which ‘proof of gender’ must be provided and allows for an appeals procedure should there be a dispute.