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originally posted by: peppycat
can you point to where in the article the man claims to identify as a woman?
This is sad story and the main thing we must understand is that young people should be accompanied by a parent into a public bathroom.
Man Allowed to Use Women’s Locker Room at Swimming Pool Without Citing Gender Identity
Mariana Barillas / February 23, 2016 /
A man claimed a right to use a women’s locker room at a public swimming pool after his partial undressing there caused alarm.
According to Seattle Parks and Recreation, women alerted staff at Evans Pool staff when a man wearing swim trunks entered the women’s locker room and took off his shirt.
When staff told him to leave, the man reportedly said “the law has changed and I have a right to be here.”
Employees told Seattle’s King 5 News the man didn’t attempt to identify as female but cited a new Washington state rule allowing individuals to choose their bathroom based on their gender identity.
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
I understand that, I can read. What I did not read was whether he was posing as a women as you stated.
originally posted by: Deaf Alien
That's an hoax. Please come to sense.
It's also a first for Seattle Parks and Recreation. Employees report that the man made no verbal or physical attempt to identify as a woman, yet he still cited a new rule that allows bathroom choice based on gender identification.
The issue drew protesters from both sides to Olympia on Monday. Opponents claim the rule opens up bathrooms to voyeurs but supporters say that's an unrealistic fear.
No one was arrested in this case and police weren't called, even though the man returned a second time while young girls were changing for swim practice.
"Sort of works against the point they're trying to make. They're causing people to feel exposed and vulnerable with the intention of reducing people feeling exposed and vulnerable," said pool regular Aldan Shank.
The man's protest, if that's what it was, hurts the greater cause, Shank says.