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Richards / Sex Issue / Tennis Tournaments #489598

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 18, 1976
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(Studio) Transsexual Dr. Renee Richards is ophthalmologist and tennis player whose desire to play in United States Open has caused stir.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

[Location and reporter's. comments inaudible.] [RICHARDS - says persons can do what they feel entitled to do and law lets them as long as it doesn't hurt others.] [Mbr. Women's Tennis Association Chris EVERT - says Richards and all women should have Olympic-type chromosome test.] Richards will be allowed to compete in elimination rounds that aren't under United States Tennis Assoc. jurisdiction. [Tournament official Gene SCOTT - says Richards has women's body and notes difference in weight before sex change. Says to say they are same player is unfair and ridiculous.] United States Woman's Tennis Association indicates if Richards can't pass chromosome test, she can't play in its tournaments.
REPORTER: Mary Alice Williams

Brinkley, David;
Williams, Mary Alice

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