Boys Will Be Girls
By: Mark Hyman
One male student at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington has ignited a controversy in a female locker room.
The 45-year man, who calls himself Colleen Francis has all of his original manufacturer’s parts. So to speak. Nothing’s been changed. Except three years ago he declared himself a woman.
So now he uses the ladies’ locker room. And showers. And sauna. Fully nude.
Local area swim teams with girls ages 6 to 18 also use the Evergreen pool. And locker room. And showers.
When they complained about the nude man lying about the locker room they were told the school’s non-discrimination policy protects him. As a self-identified transgender, he’s allowed to decide for himself which facilities – male or female – he gets to use.
The college claims a state non-discrimination law backs up its policy to allow all transgenders to use any facility.
Maybe a fraternity or the football team will announce they’re transgender so that they, too, can shower in the girls’ locker room.
60 miles down Interstate-5 at the University of Washington they’re having none of this nonsense.
Mark Hyman hosts "Behind the Headlines," a commentary program for Sinclair Broadcast Group.