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Planet Fitness Transgender Debate Rages On, Women Now Cancelling Membership

Planet Fitness and its transgender “no judgment zone” policy is reportedly resulting in gym membership cancellations by women concerned about their safety in locker rooms. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, a Midland Planet Fitness center revoked a woman’s membership after she complained about an individual with male genitalia who identifies as a female, in the ladies locker room.

The Planet Fitness former member at the heart of the transgender policy controversy, Yvette Cormier, recently spoke to WNEM News about the incident. Cormier said she thought the individual in the Planet Fitness locker room was a man. After she went to the front desk at the gym to alert them about what she considered a startling incident and to complain, her membership was revoked.

Yvette Cormier is not backing down from her concerns about genetic males being allowed in the ladies locker room. “They said, ‘You are talking to people about him in the women’s locker room. You are making people upset.’ That’s my whole point,” Cormier said during an interview with ABC News. “I’m telling them and warning them because you are not doing that. You allow men in there, and we are appalled by it.”

Michigan State Representative Gary Glenn deemed the transgender policy at Planet Fitness an “in-your-face policy” that threatens the safety of female members.

Planet Fitness officials also stated that patrons and their guests are permitted to use the rest rooms and locker rooms at all of their facilities based upon their “self-reported gender identity.”

A statement released by the gym and published by the Huffington Post reads:

“Planet Fitness is committed to creating a non-intimidating, welcoming environment for our members. Our gender identity non-discrimination policy states that members and guests may use all gym facilities based on their sincere self-reported gender identity. The membership of the member in question was not cancelled as a result of complaints about the policy, as we welcome all feedback from our members. Rather, the manner in which she expressed her concerns about the policy exhibited behavior that club management deemed inappropriate and disruptive to other members, which is a violation of the membership agreement and as a result her membership was cancelled.”

Carlotta Sklodowska, the transgender individual who was in the ladies locker room at Planet Fitness and sparked the complaint by Yvette Cormier, maintains using the women’s facilities was the right choice. Carlotta Sklodowska was reportedly in the Planet Fitness ladies locker room twice as a guest of a patron and was wearing “leggings and a baggy T-shirt” at the time.

Do you support or oppose the Planet Fitness transgender no judgment zone policy?

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