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Natalie Ryan, a transgender disc golf touring pro, has filed a complaint in the Eastern District of California's federal court.

According to the lawsuit filed against the PDGA, the Pro Disc Golf Tour, and tournament organizer 1000 Rated Productions, the new PDGA policy violates the Unruh Civil Rights Act of California. 

“The DGPT’s decision was based on prejudice, the results of a deeply flawed survey of a small portion of the PDGA membership, and a report from the PDGA medical committee that would receive a failing grade if turned in by an undergraduate at a reputable university,” Ryan’s attorney Brian Sciacca argued in a written statement.  

Ryan would not be eligible to compete in the tour's Female Professional Open division this year according to the regulations. 

The PDGA reportedly informed Sciacca that Ryan might participate in the Mixed Professional Open division in 2023. Although anybody can compete in the MPO, men outnumber women in the division by a large margin.