New York Hasidic Sect Sued Over Gender-segregated Park

Is a park in a Satmar enclave in New York forcing boys to play in blue areas and girls in red ones? Civil rights groups are trying to find out.

NEW YORK – Should boys be restricted to playing on blue slides and girls on red jungle gyms? Not according to the American Civil Liberties Union and its New York affiliate, the NYCLU, which filed a lawsuit last week challenging a Satmar Hasidic enclave’s refusal to disclose public records about a gender-segregated playground in Kiryas Joel, located in New York's Orange County.