Sick: Transgenders in Washington Can Now Use Bathroom Based on What They Identify as

A legislative battle over transgender restroom access is brewing in Washington after a state commission enacted rules requiring that bathroom, shower and locker room use in public accommodations be based on “gender identity,” not sex.

State legislators are already working to draft bills in reaction to the Washington State Human Rights Commission’s newly enacted rules, saying the panel overstepped its authority by leaving the Legislature out of such a major change in policy and understanding.

“For the Human Rights Commission to unilaterally make a [Washington Administrative Code] change — they’re not an elected body,” said Republican state Rep. Graham Hunt. “They’re making decisions that widely affect the public although they’re not elected and held accountable to the public in the same fashion.”

The commission took action after an eight-month dispute over transgender access at the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap counties, which at first allowed and then prohibited opposite-sex use of bathrooms, showers and locker rooms.

In a Dec. 15 statement, YMCA President and CEO Bob Ecklund said the organization planned to be in compliance with revisions to the Washington Administrative Code effective Dec. 26. (Read more from “Sick: Transgenders in Washington Can Now Use Bathroom Based on What They Identify as” HERE)

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  • Nam1

    Mr&Mrs public should just throw them out and cause such a clamor over this, especially a ruling made by a body that has no accountability… The hell with them.

  • Kent2012

    more great things happening courtesy or the democrapo aholes in DC and around the country…

  • Naturalism

    Your “gender” is whatever you say it is. That means you can use whatever bathroom you say you belong in.

    So, go ahead. Pick the one you want.

    Choice is freedom. What kind of conservative is against freedom?