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4/8/2003 - Augusta Protest Law Upheld
A federal district judge issued a disappointing decision Monday, ruling in favor of new Augusta city protest laws that prohibit demonstrations at the Augusta National Golf Club's front gate "in the interest of public safety." Last month, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Georgia filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Martha Burk of the National Council of Womens Organizations (NCWO) and the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, alleging that the recently passed city protest ruleswhich limit the types of protests, grant full discretion over the issuance of permits to the county sheriff, and indemnify the county against all losses, regardless of faultare unconstitutional....

3/31/2003 - Augusta: Less Corporate Presence This Year
As the controversy rages over Augusta Nationals discriminatory all-male membership, corporate presence from the nations most elite firms will be understated at this years Masters golf tournament, according to the New York Times....

12/3/2002 - Former Head of CBS Quits Augusta over Exclusionary Membership Policy
Thomas Wyman, a former CEO of CBS, last week quit his 25-year membership in Augusta National Golf Club to protest its male-only membership policy....

11/21/2002 - Groups Continue Push for Women Members at Augusta
Despite the media blitz last week by Augusta National chair Hootie Johnson, defending the exclusion of women from the clubs elite membership and insisting that there is a difference between racial and gender discrimination, two more groups this week joined the call for female members....

11/12/2002 - Interviews Reveal Position on Women at Augusta National Unchanged
In a media blitz, including a commentary and interviews with key newspapers, Augusta National chair Hootie Johnson staunchly defended and reasserted his position refusing to admit women into the clubs elite membership. Despite statements made by prominent club members, including Kenneth I....

10/30/2002 - PGA Tour Urged to Dissociate from Masters over Augustas Membership Policy
Martha Burk, Chair of the National Council of Womens Organizations (NCWO), yesterday urged commissioner Tim Finchem to dissociate the PGA Tour from the Masters because of Augusta Nationals continued refusal to admit women into its membership....

10/7/2002 - Citigroup Executive First to Support Female Membership to Augusta National
In a statement issued Friday, Citigroup chair Sanford Weill became the first high-powered executive among about 20 such Augusta National Golf Club members contacted by the National Council of Womens Organizations (NCWO) to urge that the club alter its policy to include female members....

9/20/2002 - Despite Demands From Womens Groups, CBS To Broadcast Masters
CBS yesterday promptly denied a request from the National Council of Womens Organizations (NCWO) to refrain from broadcasting the 2003 Masters golf tournament because of the discriminatory policies of the club that owns and operates the event, the Augusta National Golf Club. Augusta National excludes women from its membership, a policy that NCWO - which represents six million members of more than 100 womens organizations including the Feminist Majority - has been working to change....

9/3/2002 - Golf Tournament Host Refuses To End Sex Discrimination
In an effort to evade a request from the National Council of Womens Organizations to eliminate discrimination against women at their exclusive Augusta, Georgia golf club, the host of next years Masters golf tournament has cancelled corporate sponsorship and will instead shoulder the estimated $7 million cost of the national tournament....

7/10/2002 - Golf Tournament Host Refuses To Allow Women
In an insolent statement to the Washington Post, the host of next years Masters golf tournament refused a plea from the National Council of Womens Organizations to open their exclusive Augusta, Georgia golf club to women....