Planet Fitness bans women who object to sharing locker room with 'transgender' man
Lifesite News reports:
Once again Planet Fitness has found itself at the center of a dispute which pits the wishes of men who 'identify as women' over the safety and privacy of women and girls.
Liberty Counsel has taken on the case of a Florida woman, 'Mrs. H.,'who alleges that Planet Fitness discriminated against her after she objected to the presence of a man--Jordan 'Ivy' Rice--in the women's locker room.
Mrs. H.'s membership was terminated because of her repeated vocal objections in the presence of other female gym patrons.
"This is not the only incident with Mr. Rice known to Planet Fitness," according to a letter sent by Liberty Counsel to the CEO of Planet Fitness. "Another woman reported that he exposed his naked body to her in the women's locker room at this location. In another instance, he was involved in an argument with another woman over use of the tanning room. Misogynist, anti-woman harassment should have no place in Planet Fitness locations, and violates Florida law."
Liberty Counsel (LC) is a national litigation, education and public policy organization with an emphasis on civil liberties and the First Amendment.
"Planet Fitness must immediately reinstate Mrs. H's membership, and make changes to its membership and locker room policies to prevent blatant sex-based harassment by males in the women's lockers and restrooms," the letter insists. It explains:
Mrs. H. is the survivor of an attempted rape, and as such, is keenly aware of and sensitive to men in places where they do not have a legitimate purpose, and where she and other women are in a position of vulnerability. On May 29, 2018, staff at the Leesburg location revoked Mrs. H.'s membership after she was intimidated and alarmed by Mr. Rice in the women's locker room at this location, and complained about him.
Mrs. H. entered, and noticed him. She was disturbed by his presence, politely confronted him and asked him to leave the women's locker room. Instead, he smirked back at her, and continued to stare at her, remaining standing in front of the mirror "applying makeup," where he had a full view of every single woman entering or exiting the shower area and every single locker, Mrs. H.'s locker, which was directly behind him within three (3) feet.