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College Allows Transgender Man to Expose Himself to Young Girls

Posted by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 8:43 AM
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A Washington college said their non-discrimination policy prevents them from stopping a transgender man from exposing himself to young girls inside a women’s locker room, according to a group of concerned parents.

Little girls should not be exposed to naked men, period,” said David Hacker, senior legal counsel with the Alliance Defending Freedom. A group of concerned parents contacted the legal firm for help.

Hacker said a 45-year-old male student, who dresses as a woman and goes by the name Colleen Francis, undressed and exposed his genitals on several occasions inside the woman’s locker room at Evergreen State College.

Students from nearby Olympia High School as well as children at a local swimming club share locker rooms with the college.

According to a police report, the mother of a 17-year-old girl complained after her daughter saw the transgender individual walking naked in the locker room. A female swim coach confronted the man sprawled out in a sauna exposing himself. She ordered him to leave and called police.

The coach later apologized when she discovered the man was transgendered but explained there were girls using the facility as young as six years old who weren’t used to seeing male genitals.

“They’re uncomfortable with him being in there, her, being in there and are shocked by it,” parent Kristi Holterman told KIRO-TV.

According to the police report, the local district attorney probably will not pursue charges because he said the “criminal law is very vague in this area.”

Francis told KIRO-TV that he was born a man but chose to live as a woman in 2009. Francis said he felt discriminated against after he was told told leave.

“This is not 1959 Alabama,” Francis told the television station. “We don’t call police for drinking from the wrong water fountain.”

Hacker and local parents are outraged over the college’s response to the incident.

“The idea that the college and the local district attorney will not act to protect young girls is appalling,” he said. “What Americans are seeing here is the poisoned fruit of so-called ‘non-discrimination’ laws and policies.”

Placing this man’s proclivities ahead of protecting little girls is beyond unacceptable, Hacker said.

A spokesman for the college did not return calls seeking comment.

Hacker said the college could be held liable for damages if any of the young girls is harmed by the transgendered individual.

“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,” he wrote in a letter to the college. “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 puts you and Evergreen on notice of possible future harm.”

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stormcris
by Christy on Feb. 25, 2013 at 8:50 AM
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Do other females walk around naked?

candlegal
by Judy on Feb. 25, 2013 at 8:54 AM
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Obviously if this person has male genatalia, it is not a female so are you asking if other men walk around naked in this locker room.

Quoting stormcris:

Do other females walk around naked?


mehamil1
by Platinum Member on Feb. 25, 2013 at 8:54 AM

There's more to this story. Some stuff seems to be left out. 

The locker room at my gym is an odd place. Lots of women walk around naked. You just gotta perpetually look up. 

stormcris
by Christy on Feb. 25, 2013 at 8:57 AM
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No I meant what I said but I will rephrase. Do adult females walk around naked in this locker room?

Quoting candlegal:

Obviously if this person has male genatalia, it is not a female so are you asking if other men walk around naked in this locker room.

Quoting stormcris:

Do other females walk around naked?



SoKamele
by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 8:57 AM
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That is disgusting. I hope that college gets sued.

candlegal
by Judy on Feb. 25, 2013 at 8:59 AM

Here is another story on it:


College Lets “Transgendered” Man Expose Self to Girls in Locker Room

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Officials at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, said that state law renders them powerless to prevent a "transgender" man from using the women's locker room at the school because he supposedly identifies as a woman. The 45-year-old man, who calls himself Colleen Francis, reportedly exposed himself on several occasions to young girls who were using the locker room as part of swimming clubs. But instead of having the man arrested, school officials have insisted that a state non-discrimination law protects the “transgendered” man from prosecution.

“We have to follow a non-discrimination policy with the state,” Jason Wettstein, a spokesman for the college, told CampusReform.org. “State law doesn’t allow us to ignore gender identity as one of the protected classes. Therefore the transgendered individual has the right to use our facilities, including the locker rooms.”

The school rents its swimming pool and locker facilities to local high school swimming teams, as well as to a pair of swimming clubs, and on multiple occasions girls as young as six years old have witnessed the full frontal nudity of Francis as he used the women's facilities. But instead of banning Francis from the locker room, the school has instead installed curtains and directed women and girls using the locker room to change behind them.

In September, the mother of a 17-year-old girl called the police after her daughter observed the naked man using the sauna in the women's locker room. The police report indicated that Francis was sitting naked “with his legs open,” while girls as young as six were present in the area. “Police were, however, advised by the local prosecutor’s office that 'criminal law is very vague in this area and it would be unlikely they could pursue charges,'” reported CampusReform.

When confronted with his behavior, Francis claimed he saw nothing wrong with his use of the women's facilities. “This is not 1959 Alabama,” Francis told local television station KIRO. “We don’t call the police for drinking from the wrong water fountain.”

However, the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), a conservative legal advocacy group, has come to the defense of the young girls and their parents, informing officials at Evergreen State College that they are legally liable to protect the girls using the facility from both physical and emotional harm that may befall them because of the behavior of individuals such as Francis. “Allowing a grown man to use and expose himself in a women's locker room while young girls are changing demonstrates a clear failure to keep Evergreen's premises in a safe condition,” ADF Senior Legal Counsel David Hacker wrote to school officials.

Hacker warned that the school may be liable for failing to enforce state or local indecent exposure statutes. ADF explained that “a person is guilty of indecent exposure if he or she intentionally makes any open and obscene exposure of his or her person or the person of another knowing that such conduct is likely to cause reasonable affront or alarm.”

The ADF attorney said that “allowing a person who is biologically a male to undress and expose himself to young girls places those girls at risk for emotional harm and distress. Any reasonable person would view this as dangerous to the young girls involved.”

He insisted that installing curtains to supposedly protect the girls from being exposed to Francis is insufficient. “Evergreen continues to allow Francis, and apparently any man who claims to be a woman, to use its women's locker room and expose himself to minors without restraint,” Hacker charged. He asked the officials to give him prompt notification as soon as they had decided how to rectify the situation.

Hacker noted that the incident at Evergreen is part of a wider trend that places minors and others at risk in the name of non-discrimination. “The idea that the college and the local district attorney will not act to protect young girls is appalling,” he said. “What Americans are seeing here is the poisoned fruit of so-called ‘non-discrimination’ laws and policies. Placing this man’s proclivities ahead of protecting little girls is beyond unacceptable.”

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Quoting mehamil1:

There's more to this story. Some stuff seems to be left out. 

The locker room at my gym is an odd place. Lots of women walk around naked. You just gotta perpetually look up. 


candlegal
by Judy on Feb. 25, 2013 at 9:01 AM

It sounds like that is what is going to happen.   It also looks like this is what can happen in Massachusetts in the school system with the new laws going on there.   I did post a story where it looks like they are trying to change the law in Massachusetts to prevent this from happening.

Quoting SoKamele:

That is disgusting. I hope that college gets sued.


jaxTheMomm
by Platinum Member on Feb. 25, 2013 at 9:01 AM
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First of all, you didn't link to your source correctly.

Secondly, if you remove the incredibly biased comment of the homophobe, and just stick to the facts, what you have is an actual problem of how to treat people fairly, and one woman that needs to be a little more careful with her towel.

candlegal
by Judy on Feb. 25, 2013 at 9:02 AM
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The story didn't specifically say that.  These are young girls and he is a 45 year old "college student".

Quoting stormcris:

No I meant what I said but I will rephrase. Do adult females walk around naked in this locker room?

Quoting candlegal:

Obviously if this person has male genatalia, it is not a female so are you asking if other men walk around naked in this locker room.

Quoting stormcris:

Do other females walk around naked?




SoKamele
by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 9:05 AM
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It is disgusting that a 45 year old man wants to lounge around and expose himself to young girls and women....he's getting his jollies off.

its indecent exposure.

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