A Washington state law mandates that Evergreen State College allow a middle-aged biological male use the women’s locker room. The college’s changing and showering facility is also used by two high school swim teams and young children.
Colleen Francis, the transgender man that identifies as a woman, but still has male genitalia. Mothers of young girls who have allegedly been exposed to the genitalia while using the Evergreen State College locker room are fighting back against the non-discrimination law, according to Campus Reform.
Jason Wettstein, a spokesman from the Washington college, had this to say about the transgender man using the women’s locker room:
“State law doesn’t allow us to ignore gender identity disorder as one of the protected classes. Therefore the transgendered individual has the right to use our facilities, including the locker rooms.”
The swimming pool and other athletic facilities at Evergreen State are routinely rented out by community members and youth swim teams. Parents have expressed their concerns about a man being permitted to utilize the same locker room as minor girls. Several police reports claiming that Francis exposed his male genitalia to minors have allegedly been filed, according to The Blaze.
One parent reportedly filed a complaint with the local police department after her daughter allegedly walked into the locker room and saw a naked man in the sauna. Another alleged complaint notes that Francis was sitting with his legs apart in the locker room when children as young as six years old were present.
Colleen Francis had this to say during an interview with KIRO:
“This is not 1959 Alabama. We don’t call the police for drinking from the wrong water fountain.”
The high school that leases swimming space at the pool has set up a smaller and more private area for the girls to change their clothes while the matter is sorted out. Comments made by parents do not seem to indicate any bias against Francis or a desire to curtail his lifestyle choices. The concerned parents appear to just want their daughters to be able to use the locker room without being exposed to a naked man.