just for discussion: is it ok for a private social club to restrict access to membership based on sex/religion/ethnicity, etc.? Freedom of association, and all that? I'll go one further: is it ok for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to exclude a float entry from (for example) a gay or lesbian group? Macy's is paying the cost of staging the event, they've lined up broadcast sponsors, etc. Are they within their rights to determine the content of the event? any thoughts?