Overturn Washington State’s radical bathroom policy!

Petition to: Washington House Judiciary Committee

 

Overturn Washington State’s radical bathroom policy!

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Overturn Washington State’s radical bathroom policy!

Rep. Graham Hunt, R-Orting Washington, has introduced a bill that would allow public or private entities to keep private facilities segregated by gender. This is in response to a decision made on December 26th by an unelected commission to implement a statewide policy requiring all business to allow people to use restrooms and locker rooms of the gender they “identify” with. 

Please stand with Hunt and help overturn Washington State’s radical bathroom policy! House Bill 2589 has been referred to the judiciary committee. The Chair of the Judiciary Committee Laurie Jinkins has not scheduled a hearing on this bill! Please sign the petition, urging her to schedule a hearing and pass House Bill 2589 out of committee for a vote on the general house floor!!

House Bill 2589 would reverse the decision made by the five member Human Rights Commission that made it illegal for businesses and schools to bar a man from entering women’s restrooms.

"I don't believe five members of an unelected state agency should be responsible for making such a widespread and significant decision that affects the entire state," said Representative Hunt. "Based on a number of recent cases, we know there will be people who seek to take advantage of the rule approved by the Commission. My priority with this legislation is ensuring the privacy, security and safety of all Washingtonians."

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.

Under the current 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.

Please voice your strong opposition to this rule by showing your vehement support of House Bill 2589!!

This petition will be sent to the Judiciary Committee, the Speaker of the House, Representative Hunt, and prominent Olympia news outlets.

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More Resources:

http://houserepublicans.wa.gov/news/rep-graham-hunt-introduces-bill-ensuring-safe-use-of-gender-segregated-facilities/

http://app.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=2589&year=2015

http://www.fpiw.org/blog/category/bathroom-policy/

http://dailysignal.com/2016/01/25/sexual-assault-victims-speak-out-against-washingtons-transgender-bathroom-policies/

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Support of House Bill 2589

Dear Judiciary Committee,

I am writing to express my strong support for House Bill 2589. This bill would allow public or private entities to keep private facilities segregated by gender.

Please prioritize scheduling a hearing on this important topic and then passing this legalization out of committee so that debate can be heard on the house floor!

House Bill 2589 would reverse the decision made by the five member unelected Human Rights Commission that made it illegal for businesses and schools to bar a man from entering women’s restrooms. I believe a decision of this magnitude should be decided by the representative body of Washington State, not an unelected board.

Although most individuals trying to gain bathroom access will have benign motives, some men may take advantage of the situation. 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.

Thank you for your consideration. I hope to see this issue debated before the entire elected legislative body soon!

Sincerely,
[Your Name]

Overturn Washington State’s radical bathroom policy!

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