N.J. Condo Can't Restrict Swimming On Basis Of Sex.

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A New Jersey condominium association can't maintain gender-segregated hours at a community swimming pool, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The lawsuit was brought by the owners of three condos at A Country Place, which is located in Lakewood. Backed by the American Civil Liberties Union, the three sued after the condominium association fined each of them $50 for using the pool during times when it was restricted by gender.

The three, Diana and Steve Lusardi and Marie Curto, argued that the rules establishing separate swimming times for men and women were put in place to placate Orthodox Jewish residents, who accounted for the majority of the condo complex's residents. In court, their attorneys argued that the policy...

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