His class action suit accuses several New York City clubs of “invidious discrimination” against men in their policies for admitting patrons. Hollander actually have a case against Ladies' Night? The Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment says that a “state” may not “deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” However, the Amendment does not ban discrimination by private parties.
Among the defendants, some of the Big Apple's trendiest establishments like the Copacabana Nightclub, A. R Nightclub, Sol and the China Club (whose guest list includes the likes of Derek Jeter and Bruce Springsteen). Over the years, courts have sometimes ruled that private racial or sex discrimination can be imputed where the private actor is an agent of the government.
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So fear not party lovers of both genders, hopefully the Manhattan Federal court will realize that bars rivaling a Star Trek convention aren't fun for anyone and will leave ladies' and their nights alone!Between work, working out, dating and maintaining a social life, it’s tough to find time to do much else.