Members of a Washington state pool are finding out the hard way that transgender laws come with a host of unpleasant consequences. Women at Seattle Parks and Recreation were shocked on Feb. 8 when a man walked into their locker room and took off his shirt. Their protests were refuted when the man cited regulations instituted in December allowing access to restrooms and locker rooms based on gender identity.
“The law has changed and I have a right to be here,” the man said, KREM 2 reported Wednesday. The man then returned while girls were getting ready for swimming lessons. Staff did not call police to handle the situation. Seattle Parks spokesman David Takamit told the CBS affiliate there is no specific protocol in place regarding how someone is supposed to identify before entering the bathrooms. Employees have just been using their own judgment based on appearance, or verbal confirmations. READ MORE