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America's Playground may be getting more expensive -- but just for women. A ruling by the Nevada Equal Rights Commission, which found that the Las Vegas Athletic Club's discounted rates for women were discriminatory, could have an effect on business operations on The Strip, The New York Times reports.

The complaint against the health club was filed by California attorney Todd Phillips, who has filed dozens of similar complaints against bars and other businesses. The ruling wasn't quite enough for Philips, who also complained that women-only workout areas were discriminatory. But a law allowing sex-specific facilities "where body parts might be exposed" puts the gym in the clear (on that count, anyway). Still, Phillips wasn't pleased:

"It's utterly ridiculous," he said. "If you can conclude that there's enough of a privacy consideration for women, you should have an accompanying men's one. I've got body parts."

Meanwhile, in an ever-so-slightly less sinful city across the country, a judge ruled that preventing men from flaunting body parts is illegal: The Toga Bar at Caesars Atlantic City engaged in discrimination by hiring "goddesses" -- women wearing provocative togas -- and no "gods."

Posted by Nicole White on August 14, 2008 at 04:44 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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