Take Action! All Washington businesses must now allow men into women’s restrooms!
On December 26th an unelected commission in Washington State implemented a statewide policy requiring all business to allow transgender people to use restrooms and locker rooms of the gender they “identify” with. For our safety and privacy, tell Commissioner Sharon Ortiz to rescind the policy immediately.
This first-of-its-kind statewide code is part of a recent push to frame gender-segregated bathrooms as an affront to “equality.” Under the new policy, if a man says he’s a woman and walks into the girl’s locker room at the pool, it would be illegal for pool staff to stop him. In addition, this new administrative rule explicitly prevents businesses—such as swimming pools and schools—from creating separate, gender-neutral facilities for those who refuse to use properly gendered facilities.
“They’re making decisions that widely affect the public although they’re not elected and held accountable to the public in the same fashion,” said Washington Republican Rep. Graham Hunt. He added that although most individuals trying to gain bathroom access will have benign motives, some men may take advantage of the situation.
This policy endangers women in Washington State by providing predators easy access to victims. History has shown that women will be taken advantage of if men are allowed into their private spaces. Consider the example of Taylor Buehler who wore a bra and wig into the women’s restroom at Everett Community College to watch college girls in 2013, or consider Jason Pomares who dressed as a woman and snuck into a Macy’s bathroom to videotape women in 2013.
The safety and privacy of Washington state women should not be put at risk in order to appease the transgender community. Please tell Commissioner Ortiz to rescind this dangerous and unnecessary policy immediately.
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Don't force businesses to allow men into the women’s restrooms