Evergreen State College in Olympia Washington has an 11 Lane Olympic size swimming pool. The pool and its amenities are used by various groups of the community including grade school and high school students. All females who use the pool share the same women’s locker room.
Everything was going great at the college swimming pool until a 45-year-old student by the name Colleen Francis began using the facilities. Colleen was born a male. In 2009 Colleen identified himself as a female even though he still has all of his male genitalia.
In September, a 17-year-old female was using the locker room when she saw Colleen naked and in his full glory. When the teenager told her mother about the incident the mother filed a police report.
In another incident Colleen was using the women’s sauna when Tiffany Wright, a youth swim team coach, walked in and observe Colleen sitting with everything hanging out. She also filed a police report about the incident. However once she found out that Colleen was a transgender she apologized but said she was concerned because there were girls as young as six years of age that were being exposed to the site of Colleen and she didn’t feel this was appropriate.
Evergreen State College officials have said that due to nondiscriminatory state law that Colleen has the legal right to use the ladies locker room and facilities since he is listed as a transgender. Jason Wettstein, a spokesman for Evergreen State College, told a local news station:
“The college cannot discriminate based on the basis of gender identity. Gender identity is one of the protected things in discrimination law in the state. We have a long-term policy of working to balance the needs of a lot of folks, and try to create opportunities for everyone to use the facility that’s most appropriate to them.”
Even though the college has erected privacy screens for those who feel uncomfortable undressing in front of others Colleen claims that he has the right to use the full facilities as he pleases. Colleen equated his rights as those of blacks in 1959 Alabama, saying that we don’t call the police for drinking from the wrong water fountain anymore.
The Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative legal organization, has been contacted by a group of angry parents for assistance in the matter. David Hacker, a senior legal counsel for ADF has suggested the possibility of civil action taken against Evergreen State College which could end up costing them in the long run for their allowing young girls to be exposed to a naked man. Hacker stated:
“Little girls should not be exposed to naked men, period. Clearly, allowing a person who is biologically a man to undress and expose himself to young girls places those girls at risk for emotional distress and harm. Any reasonable person would view this as dangerous to the young girls involved. The fact that this individual was sitting in plain view of young girls changing into their swimsuits put you and Evergreen on notice of possible future harm.”
How do we know that Colleen is not just some sexual pervert that dresses up as a woman in order to go to Evergreen State College pool to expose himself to females of all ages and to watch them undress? Even if Colleen is a true transgender what is to stop other perverts from doing the same thing in order to satisfy their personal sexual lusts and desires.
But regardless of Colleen’s transgender rights what about the rights of all the girls who use the same facilities? Don’t they have the right to privacy and to not be subjected to being exposed to a naked man? So for the sake of one sexually perverted individual the rights of the many are forsaken. Thus it is a sad commentary of today’s society and immoral culture where traditional morals and values are being stripped and cast aside so that those who choose a sinful and abominable lifestyle can force their ways upon the rest of us.