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Golfers Attitude to Non-English Speakers Spawn New Law

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The Ladies Professional Golf Association last year began suspending players if they could not speak English proficiently. "The policy was based on the premise that language fluency in speeches and media interviews was critical to the sport's promotion," the LA Times explained. Well, that pissed off one politician who proposed a new law that was passed by the State Senate yesterday and next moves on to the Assembly floor. Opponents said this was a dangerous move citing that civil rights lawsuits could pile up if customers felt they did not receive good service. However, the law lets businesses can turn away customers if English is required for "business necessities" such as safety communications.

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