Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A New Twist…

I’m suing you because I’m a bigot and you wouldn’t discriminate against a trans woman for me. That is what the woman who was kicked out of Planet Fitness is basically saying in her law suit.
Michigan woman sues Planet Fitness for transgender-friendly locker room policy
By Jessica Shepherd
March 23, 2015

MIDLAND, MI -- The transgender-friendly locker room policy of national gym chain Planet Fitness has led to a lawsuit in Michigan.

Yvette Cormier of Midland County is suing Planet Fitness in Midland County Circuit Court for more than $25,000. The Kallman Legal Group of Lansing is representing Cormier.

Planet Fitness canceled Cormier's membership March 4 after she complained to fellow gym members over several days about seeing a transgender woman using the locker room.
"Mrs. Cormier has filed this lawsuit to protect Michigan women and children and to hold Planet Fitness accountable for its irresponsible policy and actions," the press release states. "This case further illustrates the potential harm caused by adding the proposed new categories of sexual orientation/gender identity to the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act."
There are a couple of things that caught my attention while reading the article, first did you notice that the legislature is debating adding sexual orientation and gender identity to their anti-discrimination law? And the second thing is that the lawyer has a website about the lawsuit, do you think that this whole thing might be politically motivated?

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