Ballroom bustup

Same sex dance ban plan sparks row

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Ballroom bustup

#1  Postby DougC » Jul 12, 2014 12:38 am
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A proposal which could prevent same-sex dance partners from competing against mixed-sex couples has caused a row in the world of ballroom dancing.
The British Dance Council (BDC) is to debate a rule change which would define a partnership as being "one man and one lady... unless otherwise stated".


The BDC denied it was banning same-sex couples from competing, but said it wanted to "regulate the situation".
However one dancer accused the BDC of "condoning discriminatory behaviour".
BDC president Bryan Allen said the proposal came after complaints some mixed-sex dancers were "unfairly disadvantaged" in competitions against all-male couples who are physically stronger.
He told the BBC the rule was not intended to prevent same-sex couple from competing, but would allow organisers to host mixed-sex only competitions if they wished, in addition to the same-sex only contests currently held.


Amazing! I thought this was only for gay folk.
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#2  Postby Imagination Theory » Jul 14, 2014 3:11 am

The judges will probably always score the same sex dancers lower. You should hear them talk.
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#3  Postby I'm With Stupid » Jul 14, 2014 7:01 am

I don't see how that's any more controversial than having mixed doubles in tennis in addition to men's and women's doubles.
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