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A Rhode Island yacht club that allows only men as members is dealing with fallout of the policy, as at least one event there has been canceled and a local hospital says it won't book future events there.

The membership of the Westerly Yacht Club voted this month to uphold the policy. Celebrities including Taylor Swift and Conan O'Brien have homes in the seaside community.

Performer Dave Kane said Tuesday that he canceled his planned one-man comedy show booked for January at the club.

A spokesman for Westerly Hospital says a Thursday event they planned will go on, but they will not book future events there until the policy changes.

The club's commodore did not immediately comment.

The club allows wives as associate members, but they can't vote.

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