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Head of ACLU quits after daughters were ‘visibly frightened’ by men in women’s restroom.

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posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 11:44 AM
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The ACLU has supported the Obama administration’s guidance on transgender bathroom use in public schools — a principle Maya Dillard Smith stands strongly against.

“It became clear that we were principally and philosophically different in opinion,” she toldAtlanta’s NPR station.

She said she is in the process of educating herself on transgender issues, but claimed there was no room for dialogue at the ACLU.

In a statement obtained by Atlanta Progressive News, she accused the ACLU of being “a special interest organization that promotes not all, but certain progressive rights. In that way, it is a special interest organization not unlike the conservative right, which creates a hierarchy of rights based on who is funding the organization’s lobbying activities.”

Ms. Smith explained that the last straw for her was when her young daughters ran into three transgender adults in the women’s bathroom.

“I have shared my personal experience of having taken my elementary school age daughters into a women’s restroom when shortly after three transgender young adults over six feet with deep voices entered,” she wrote. “My children were visibly frightened, concerned about their safety and left asking lots of questions for which I, like many parents, was ill-prepared to answer.”

Apparently, this women was the head of the ACLU in Georgia.

Three men over 6 feet tall, with deep voices, wearing dresses walk into a women's bathroom and somehow thats "ok" or permitted.

I dont have any kids so I have no idea how I would handle our latest 1st world problem.

I suppose I would either accompany them or escort them.

I fully realize that men were free to enter a lady's room prior to these cross-dressing laws but now that its becoming "legal", it seems like incidents in women's bathrooms are becoming more frequent.



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posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 11:47 AM
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In a statement obtained by Atlanta Progressive News, she accused the ACLU of being “a special interest organization that promotes not all, but certain progressive rights


Not really an accusation there per say.

That's the GOD's HONEST truth.

The ACLU is all about the selective defense of CIVIL RIGHTS.


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posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 11:49 AM
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a reply to: gladtobehere

This is the new world and these girls are going to have to learn to live in it.

No mention of any frightening behaviors or gestures, they were only frightened of the appearance.

The mother didn't know how to handle it? How about telling the truth? Children are vastly more adaptable than we give them credit for. And if they are terrified? It's because the mother is.



posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 11:55 AM
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Why can't we finally have Ally McBeall bathrooms?! We've waited years!!!


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posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 11:56 AM
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originally posted by: ladyinwaiting
a reply to: gladtobehere

This is the new world and these girls are going to have to learn to live in it.

No mention of any frightening behaviors or gestures, they were only frightened of the appearance.

The mother didn't know how to handle it? How about telling the truth? Children are vastly more adaptable than we give them credit for. And if they are terrified? It's because the mother is.



Um no, men in the ladies restroom is not "the new world " because I and many like me will not allow this retardation to occur.

You do understand that we separated this stuff very long ago for good reasons right?


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posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 12:03 PM
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Ironic hypocrites are all over the place it seems.

All the idealism is great until the idealists become the victims.



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posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 12:06 PM
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a reply to: gladtobehere

Hmmm, so 3 trannys with deep voices walked in the bathroom and the kids were frightened and scared for their safety? Did the trannys expose themselves or offer to buy the kids?

Why is this an issue?


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posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 12:16 PM
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originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: gladtobehere

Hmmm, so 3 trannys with deep voices walked in the bathroom and the kids were frightened and scared for their safety? Did the trannys expose themselves or offer to buy the kids?

Why is this an issue?


You have to ask why this is an issue? It's a sick #ING world, is that a good answer?

Cheers - Dave



posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 12:18 PM
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Yeah even the liberally minded person that I am can't really come to the defense of the ACLU.

They've gone way off the deep end in the last 10 years.

I disagree with the lady though, her parenting woes are not societies problems. If you don't want to have to have hard conversations with your children, then probably best not to have kids.

~Tenth



posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 12:19 PM
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originally posted by: Sargeras

You do understand that we separated this stuff very long ago for good reasons right?


Dogs and cats living together! Chaos in the streets!
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posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 12:24 PM
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originally posted by: gladtobehere
Three men over 6 feet tall, with deep voices, wearing dresses walk into a women's bathroom and somehow thats "ok" or permitted.

I dont have any kids so I have no idea how I would handle our latest 1st world problem.

I suppose I would either accompany them or escort them.

I fully realize that men were free to enter a lady's room prior to these cross-dressing laws but now that its becoming "legal", it seems like incidents in women's bathrooms are becoming more frequent.


Did any of the people in question commit a crime, or is this all about people feeling that they're entitled to absolute privacy in public spaces? They're called PUBLIC restrooms for a reason.



posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 12:25 PM
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Edit: disregard.
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posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 12:27 PM
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Swills

Because intolerant morons make it an issue. Ask yourself, who is the real snowflake in this situation?


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posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 12:30 PM
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a reply to: ladyinwaiting

O.K., well don't take this as an insult, but rather as something of a public service reminder.
I don't know where you live, west coast I'd think but I don't know. And yea, the "coasts" are a new world.

But just to be aware, I live in Texas, one of the "Old World" States, and these "guys" or whatever you want to call them try this in most of Texas, they're going to be in for a very rude surprise. And I don't mean a surprise from the men who I'd guess you assume are homophobic neanderthals, but rather from Texas women who can go from 0 to full on Biotch in 7 seconds or less and a lot of them are BIG women and by that I mean tall and muscular. So much so that the "surgery" might not even be necessary after what happens.

Just a friendly heads up from a not so progressive state.



posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 12:42 PM
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I find ironic that this all happened in Georgia - a conservative state. Funny, but I haven't heard this as being a huge problem in the 18 states and even more metropolitan areas that have had these non-discrimination laws for transgender people for quite a while now.



posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 12:46 PM
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originally posted by: kaylaluv
I find ironic that this all happened in Georgia - a conservative state.


Not as "Conservative" as you would have people think...

Georgia 2102 -- 45% for Obama




posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 12:47 PM
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a reply to: gladtobehere

My very democratic leaning friend was quite upset with the recent sign off by the Governor making it official in my state...

With that said as dad of two boys I always stay in the bathroom area when they use the can...I don't trust the men in there...must be weird for parents with daughters to now assume something could happen in the women's room...

I can only imagine down the line how many videos and pictures of young girls using the bathroom will end up on the weirdo sites...I know it's a beyond tiny percentage of legit transgendered people you or I may actually bump into in the bathroom but nobody is worrying about them....it's the other weirdo's that people are concerned over...cellphone pictures will be an issue


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posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 12:52 PM
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originally posted by: ladyinwaiting
a reply to: gladtobehere

This is the new world and these girls are going to have to learn to live in it.

No mention of any frightening behaviors or gestures, they were only frightened of the appearance.

The mother didn't know how to handle it? How about telling the truth? Children are vastly more adaptable than we give them credit for. And if they are terrified? It's because the mother is.



If they looked and behaved like men, they should be in the men's restroom. If you look like a man and behave like a man(whether you're "transgender" or not), and you go into a restroom with women and children, don't expect to be treated nicely.

Many transgenders look and behave like their "identified" gender and use the restroom of their choice with no problem. Men with a dress on should not be able to waltz into a restroom populated by the opposite gender. It's uncomfortable for women (both born and transitioned) and children alike.

There are laws to separate the sexes for very good reasons. It doesn't need to change. Transitioned people are already free to use their preferred restroom. Pushing for new legislation has actually caused the OPPOSITE effect and many people are actively trying to keep transitioned folks from using their preferred restroom. Should have just left it alone.

We no longer sacrifice the rights and freedom of others to accommodate a special interest. That is the way of the old world and should have no place in modern society. If that's the type of world you want to live in, why don't you go try to live in North Korea or Saudi Arabia?
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posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 01:08 PM
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originally posted by: kaylaluv
I find ironic that this all happened in Georgia - a conservative state. Funny, but I haven't heard this as being a huge problem in the 18 states and even more metropolitan areas that have had these non-discrimination laws for transgender people for quite a while now.


Don't believe the word is irony.

Well then if the LAW already covers it why have people been whining about it incessantly for the past few months?

But no.

It's a snippin national emergency!



posted on Jun, 3 2016 @ 01:14 PM
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Just stand back everyone. It may not be coming down, but some people are going to get hurt.



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