Nobody likes discrimination. (Except maybe when the question is whether Five Guys or In-N-Out burgers are better…. In-N-Out, clearly.) You may be familiar with laws that protect you from unlawful discrimination. The most common example is that your employer can’t fire you because of your race, religion, or other protect status.
These days, colleges commonly use nondiscrimination policies to force Christian student groups to accept atheists and agnostics as members and leaders of the group.
The Evergreen State College is another recent example of a nondiscrimination policy gone wild. Read for yourself:
A transgender woman said she was discriminated against after using the women’s locker room at Evergreen State College.
Colleen Francis was using the sauna in a women’s locker room inside the recreation center at the school late in September.
The same facility is used by two high school girls swim teams from Olympia, who also practice in the pool.
It turns out that Francis is biologically a man and was caught on multiple occasions sitting naked in the women’s locker room sauna. What’s more, the sauna’s glass door not only allows the young girls to see Francis, but also allow him to see them while they are changing for swim practice. When parents called the police multiple times, Evergreen responded by asserting that its nondiscrimination policy, which prohibits “gender identity” and “gender expression” discrimination, prevents it from telling Francis to leave. Why? Because he thinks he is a woman.
So someone who is biologically a male is using the women’s locker room while young girls, ages 6 to 18, are undressing for swim practice. And Evergreen, a public college, is doing nothing to stop it.
That’s why Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter to Evergreen officials and reminded them of the legal liability they may face if anything happens to these young girls. It’s a plain example of a so-called nondiscrimination policy trumping common sense.