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Tue Mar 24, 2015, 10:44 AM Mar 2015

Anti-trans* woman sues Planet Fitness for cancelling her membership. [View all]

A few weeks ago, this bigoted fundie came to Planet Fitness, and saw a trans-woman using the locker room. She went to the management, said there was a "man" in the locker room. The management explained that this person identified as a woman, was using the bathroom of the gender she identified as, and that no rules were being violated.

The fundie woman started screaming and yelling and making a scene, and Planet Fitness's management told bigot lady that Planet Fitness was a no-judgment zone, canceled her membership, and told her to get the fuck out.

Good on Planet Fitness. LGBT community 1, bigots 0.

Of course, this lady is a member of a hardcore Christian fundamentalist group. She's too judgmental to tolerate no-judgment zones, now she's lawyered up, and is suing Planet Fitness for "violating her civil rights"


Earlier this month I wrote about a woman in Midland who had her Planet Fitness membership cancelled because she spent her days in their gym warning anyone who would listen that Planet Fitness had a "No Judgment Zone" policy that permitted a transgender woman to enter the women's locker room. Keep in mind that their locker rooms have private changing stalls and their toilet stalls have doors on them. But the presence of a "man" in the locker room was simply too much for Yvette Cormier who then returned every day the following week to "warn" women about Planet Fitness's horrible policy of tolerance, inclusion, and acceptance.

Planet Fitness told her to knock it off, she didn't, so they revoked her membership. Done and done.

Now a legal group with ties to an extremist right wing Christian group is suing Planet Fitness on behalf of Cormier for their policy and they are invoking - I'm not kidding here - the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act. According to the suit filed by the Kallman Legal Group, Planet Fitness is guilty of invasion of privacy, two counts of sexual harassment, retaliation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and breach of contract. The sexual harassment and retaliation charges are, according to them, direct violations of the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act because Cormier is a woman.
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I think we could all see this one coming. Erich Bloodaxe BSN Mar 2015 #1
They're a big company. backscatter712 Mar 2015 #4
"two counts of sexual harassment" NuclearDem Mar 2015 #2
One person is entitled to file a sexual harassment lawsuit... backscatter712 Mar 2015 #8
Only sexual harrassment I see is the fundie screaming about the trans' private parts LynneSin Mar 2015 #15
Without knowing very much about whatever law or laws might be involved, SheilaT Mar 2015 #3
I don't know why that's relevant. NuclearDem Mar 2015 #5
Planet Fitness made it very clear. backscatter712 Mar 2015 #9
I think most states have a refusal of service law. gvstn Mar 2015 #6
If there was such a thing as a "reasonable" fundamentalist Christian... hunter Mar 2015 #7
This particular woman is a member of a Dominionist group... backscatter712 Mar 2015 #12
Wow, they sound like the Taliban or ISIS. Rex Mar 2015 #21
This lawsuit is not serious Gothmog Mar 2015 #10
That's my bet. backscatter712 Mar 2015 #11
I would day the same thing about the Hobby Lobby case mythology Mar 2015 #13
Can I call the lawsuit a fad? msanthrope Mar 2015 #14
And that person is still allowed to post here, its a travesty. n/t Humanist_Activist Mar 2015 #18
Seriously? Rex Mar 2015 #22
I remember one member here bringing up... Lancero Mar 2015 #23
Yes, seriously, oh, and please look at the context with the post they responded to, Humanist_Activist Mar 2015 #26
I'll say it again. I'll wear the hide I got in that thread with pride. backscatter712 Mar 2015 #24
Same here, I had a couple of hides, if I remember right. n/t Humanist_Activist Mar 2015 #27
+infinity (nt) LostOne4Ever Mar 2015 #30
I'd be willing to be the Kallman Legal Group contacted her, and not the other way around. tanyev Mar 2015 #16
Her lawyers are extreme right-wingers davidn3600 Mar 2015 #17
I'm sure there are many posters here that are gleeful she is suing and are hoping she wins... Humanist_Activist Mar 2015 #19
I'm surprised they're staying away from this thread. tammywammy Mar 2015 #28
Me too. I was wondering if the transphobes would drop a turd in the punch bowl. backscatter712 Mar 2015 #32
If they are like other big box fitness gyms, then she signed away all her rights Rex Mar 2015 #20
The Diary has some interesting info about the case if you are interested in more than just KittyWampus Mar 2015 #25
You have no legal right to gender segregated locker or bathrooms. Xithras Mar 2015 #29
Transphobic bigots making a name for themselves by using the courts. LittleBlue Mar 2015 #31
Message auto-removed Name removed Mar 24 #33
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