Gay Couple Sues VA Gym Over Family Membership

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    A Virginia gym has changed its membership policies after facing a lawsuit brought by a gay man who had signed up his family, then had their membership revoked.

    FOX News Radio’s Jane Metzler has details:

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    William Trinkle sued the Roanoke Athletic Club, claiming breach of contract and violation of Virginia’s Consumer Protection Act.  He bought a family membership so he; his partner, Juan Granados and their son could use the pool, and two-year-old Olvier could take swimming lessons – but says they were barred from the premises with the club’s Operations Director saying they didn’t meet the state’s legal definition of a family.

    Virginia doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage, but doesn’t specify what a family is either.  The club, now calling its family membership a “household membership.”

    Jane Metzler, FOX News Radio.