Times truly have changed, people. A Michigan judge ruled against a plaintiff, and the ‘insane’ claim that women should be able to use the bathrooms in a Planet Fitness’ women’s locker room, without having a man who believes he’s a woman present. Simple enough, yet the judge saw it otherwise.
“I was stunned and shocked. He looked like a man. He did not look like a woman.”
Cormier then sounded off at the front desk management, and then later contacted the corporate headquarters to do the same…But as to be expected in this insane new cultural, it didn’t go the way she thought it would. Planet Fitness self-righteously explained to the uncomfortable customer that the gym accepts whatever the hell sex a person identifies with, no matter what. Basically saying the hell with the VAST majority of women who are now held hostage in their own bathrooms, with which a person identifies.
The gym’s policy was so absolutely confusing to Cormier that she went on to let other women know about the brush with a man in the bathroom and the gym’s utter contempt for privacy. Ultimately, the facility’s leadership asked Cormier to cease from talking about her experience with other gym members. When she refused to, they terminated her membership for violation of Planet Fitness’ signature, yet ill-defined “no judgment” motto.
“This is very unprofessional. This is very scary.”
Planet Fitness then came out with their own PR patchwork saying that they are “committed to creating a non-intimidating, welcoming environment for our members.”
The statement is found on The Blaze:
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 manner in which this member expressed her concerns about the policy exhibited behavior that management at the Midland club deemed inappropriate and disruptive to other members, which is a violation of the membership agreement and as a result her membership was cancelled.
Cormier was incensed by Planet Fitness favors one class of customers over the others, as their statement was really one-sided, and decided to sue the fitness gym, claiming invasion of privacy, sexual harassment under the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, retaliation, gender-based discrimination, breach of contract, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and violation of the Michigan Consumer Protection Act.
But as it turned out, the Michigan Court of Appeals didn’t see it that way, has recently upheld a lower court ruling against the ex-Planet Fitness member’s lawsuit.
The court’s opinion pointed out that the transgender person made no direct sexual advances toward Cormier and remained clothed the entire time the two individuals were in the locker room.
“According to plaintiff, because of policy, the transgender man had the opportunity to undress in front of her and to see her undress which, she maintains, is conduct or communication of a sexual nature,” the opinion stated.
But the law, the opinion continued, “does not define sexual harassment as being subjected to an opportunity for a person to engage in verbal or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature.”
“Rather,” the court decided, “the requires that the sexual conduct or communication substantially interfered with the plaintiff’s utilization of public accommodations.”
We live in an absolute chaotic time…
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