Sunday, February 28, 2016

What's The Problem With Transgender Restrooms?

LGBT activists are trying to include this in "add the words" but there's already a big problem in places that have gone all LGBT friendly.  This list was pretty disturbing:
Cross-dressing man allegedly videotaped women in restroom
The L.A. County Sheriff's Department says suspect Jason Pomares, 33, dressed up like a woman to spy on women in a Macy's bathroom at the Antelope Valley Mall. Investigators say he had a concealed camera in a paper bag with a hole in it. "He was secretly and covertly videotaping women while they were using the restroom," said Sheriff's Sgt. Brian Hudson. "It appears he had been in the restroom for about two hours before he was noticed. Over a span of two hours, we've got video of several women entering and exiting the restroom. The way the camera was positioned, it was positioned where it could record what was taking place in one of the bathroom stalls, and on a baby-changing table that is located in the restroom."

Police: Sex offender posed as woman, went into women's locker room
A registered sex offender dressed up like a woman, went into a women's locker room at a pool and talked with several children before being chased down by a good Samaritan, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.
Police: Man in bra and wig found in women's bathroom - admitted to other offense where he showered in the girls' locker room for sexual gratification
A man wearing a bra and wig was arrested Friday after he was spotted in a women's bathroom at Everett Community College, police said.  The man, later identified as Taylor J. Buehler, 18, of Lake Stevens, was placed under arrest. He admitted to officers that he was the suspect in an earlier voyeurism incident at Everett Community College on Monday, police said. In the earlier incident, he said he took a shower in the girls' locker room for sexual gratification, according to the police report.
Cross-dressing Peeper Infiltrates
Cal Women's Locker Room 
On Monday, October 4, 2010 at 9:20 p.m. and again on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. a male disguised as a female was discovered in the Recreational Sports Facility women’s locker room. On both occasions the suspect fled the scene when confronted by staff members. In one of the instances the suspect was seen using a cell phone to photograph women inside the locker room. After each occurrence UCPD searched the area but was unable to locate the suspect. No one was physically contacted during these encounters.

Man dressed as woman tried to take pictures in dorm, police say
Sheriff's officials said their investigation revealed Petersen dressed as a woman and went to other "female-only facilities" in Rancho Cucamonga and Yucaipa, where he allegedly tried to take pictures with a cellphone hidden in his purse.

Purdue police investigate report of man taking photographs in women's restroom
Purdue University police are investigating a reported incident in which a man dressed as a woman was seen taking photographs under the wall of a women's bathroom stall in Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts. According to a police report, a woman was in a bathroom stall on the third floor of the building and saw a hand holding a blue flip-phone camera beneath the door. She left the restroom and then returned to confront the person. At that point, she realized the person was a man dressed as a woman.
Transgender Student in Women’s Locker Room Raises Uproar - Exposes Self to Underage Girls
The decision to allow a transgender 45-year-old college student who identifies as a woman but has male genitalia to use the women’s locker room has raised a fracas among  parents and faith-based organizations, who say children as young as 6 years old use the locker room. The locker room at Evergreen College in Olympia, Wash., is shared with  the Capital High School swim club and a children’s swim academy, along with the students at Evergreen. “The college has to follow state law,”  Evergreen spokesman Jason Wettstein told ABC News affiliate KOMO. “The college cannot discriminate based on the basis of gender identity. Gender identity is one of the protected things in discrimination law in this state.” But according to parents, the fact that the student has exposed her male genitalia, in one instance in the sauna, is cause for concern. “[A mother] reported her daughter was upset because she observed a person at the women’s locker room naked and displaying male genitalia,” said a police report filed in September by a mother on behalf of her 17-year-old daughter.

  • The above example is a case where a transgender person is following the law and nothing is reported that indicates they are intending harm to any individual.  However parents of the young girls in this locker room are still concerned about a person with male genitalia being allowed to disrobe and enter a previously protected are for women & children.

Cross-dressing man arrested for exposure at Walmart
A 51-year-old man wearing women's clothing was arrested for allegedly undressing in front of children at Wal-mart. Police say Norwood Smith Burnes, 51, of Rome, has a long record of indecent exposure and was on probation for public indecency when the latest incident occurred in the women's bathroom at Wal-mart in Calhoun, the Rome News-Tribune reported. Burnes was in "stages of undress while on the stone floor and would do this in the presence of several young children," witnesses told police. When police arrived, they found Burnes wearing a short skirt and jacket, black leather coat, high heels, red nail polish, green eye shadow and jewelry.
  • This is the one example on this page where the acts of a sexual predator was done in a city / county / state that did not have a non-discrimination ordinance.  However an ordinance like Chapter 119 or Ord. 5781 would give this and other sexual predators access to a women's bathroom, changing room, or locker room. It would be hard or impossible to prosecute him for indecent exposure because he could claim he was a transgender.

1 comment:

TM Lutas said...

What is a women's changing room for? Does including transgender people in that particular room accomplish the goal of what that changing room is for? It seems like this would be a no brainer but apparently we've lost the thread and have to actually go through the exercise of regaining consensus on the question.

The answers from the activists should be fascinating but we'll only have the conversation if we actually ask the question.