This is a ridiculous ruling....
These girls do not belong on the boys team.
Hockey-playing sisters Amy and Jesse Pasternak are savouring their victory at the Manitoba Human Rights Commission that will allow them to play for their high school boys' team.Just because the other girls are not that good is not reason enough to force the boys team to take the girls. And, it's ludicrious that each of the girls got $3,500 in damages. I have no problem with girls playing hockey - let them play on the girls team. We need to be fair to the sexes - so, if girls can play on the boys team, then boys can play on the girls team.
They say they'll have no regrets, even if they don't make the team next week.
"Yes! It's definitely worth it," the twins exclaimed in unison Friday just hours after hearing the news.
"It's worth it for the young girls we've coached in the past, it's worth it for the girls coming up in the hockey program who want to pursue the same path we have," said Amy, a goaltender.
The Grade 12 students took their complaint to the commission this spring to protest a Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association policy forbidding girls from playing on a boys' team when a school has a girls' squad.
The association argued the policy was an integral part of a participation-based approach to sports that isn't based on merit.
But the girls, who had played on community boys teams for years, called their school's girls team a joke and said some students had trouble simply skating.