Earlier in February, conservative concerns about new laws supposedly written to “protect” homosexuals and transgenders are proving to be accurate.
While liberals argued that the law was simply designed to protect LGBT citizens from discrimination, conservatives replied that the laws would instead discriminate against non-LGBT citizens. Now that conflict is playing out just as conservatives had warned.
At the Evans pool in Seattle, Washington, a man walked into the changing room of a local swimming pool and stripped naked in front of a girls’ swim team. When confronted about the disgusting display, the man simply replied that the city’s transgender policies gave him the freedom to do as he pleased.
“Seeing this individual in the locker room, parents of swim team members (girls) and women who had paid for lap swim became alarmed and alerted our front desk staff,” said Seattle Parks spokesman David Takami in a statement. “In response, an Evans pool staff member entered the women’s locker room and asked the man to leave.” They offered both the man and the girls the opportunity to use a family changing room.
The man left, only to return to the dressing room again a short while later during a youth swim time. The patrons were understandably disturbed and were even described by the pool staff as being “alarmed.” Seattle Parks’ David Takami commented that none of those concerns really mattered, “We have guidelines that allow transgender individuals to use restrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity. We want everyone to feel comfortable in our facilities.” However, this last statement is simply a lie…
Read the full article by Onan Coca at EagleRising.
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