Connecticut State Supreme Court to consider women-only areas of gyms

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'Connecticut’s Supreme Court is preparing to hear a case that could have a wide-ranging effect on anti-discrimination laws.

The court will consider whether it is discriminatory for gyms to have areas restricted to women only that formerly were for both sexes. Experts say if the court exempts women from anti-discrimination laws, it could eventually erode existing laws that ban discrimination against other groups in public places or organizations.

The suit stems from two separate complaints brought by male gym-goers who said they had to wait in line to use equipment in their crowded gym while the space reserved for women was under-used and mostly empty. They argued to the state’s Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities that any segregation by sex is illegal under state law.'

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