Last summer, Will Trinkle and his partner Juan Granados bought a family membership to the Roanoke Athletic Club so they could take their 2-year-old son to the pool. Two weeks later, when the club found out they were a same-sex couples, their membership was revoked. The couple sued, and the organization changed its “family membership” to a “household membership,” still refusing to acknowledge they were a family. Now, the company has apologized for that misstep and admitted Trinkle and Granados should be recognized as a family, adding that they are considering additional LGBT-inclusive steps such as providing health insurance benefits for domestic partners of employees. Trinkle and Granados say they are “humbled and honored” by the support they’ve received.
Virginia Athletic Club Apologizes For Past Anti-LGBT Policies