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‘Transgender’ Files Complaint Against Hobby Lobby for Denying Use of Women’s Restroom
http://christiannews.net/ ^ | 07/15/2014 | Heather Clark

Posted on 07/15/2014 4:22:42 AM PDT by massmike

AURORA, Ill. – A Hobby Lobby store in Illinois is facing a discrimination complaint after a ‘transgender’ employee was told that he may not use the women’s restroom until he has reconstructive surgery to switch from male to female reproductive organs.

The employee, who goes by the name Meggan Sommerville, also professes to be a Christian. He has worked for Hobby Lobby since 1998, at which time he identified as male.However, in 2009, Sommerville began transitioning to look like a woman and changed his name. According to Sommerville, Hobby Lobby accommodated him by changing his gender in the company records and providing a name tag with his new name. He also states that company insurance covered part of his treatment, such as hormone therapy.

But Hobby Lobby drew the line when Sommerville began using the women’s restroom. Representatives at the Aurora location reportedly told Sommerville that he must use the men’s restroom until he has reconstructive surgery to obtain female genitalia.

“I was devastated,” Sommerville told the Huffington Post. “I just want to be treated like all the other women. To do anything else diminishes who I am in the eyes of customers and employees.”

Therefore, in 2011, he filed a complaint with the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR), alleging discrimination in employment and public accommodation. The case was thrown out in 2012 due to a lack of evidence, but was later overturned and the matter is currently pending before the IDHR.

Hobby Lobby is not commenting on the matter since it is pending, but others have expressed concern that homosexual and transgender groups may now seek to revoke the religious rights of companies like Hobby Lobby following its recent win in the Supreme Court.

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1 posted on 07/15/2014 4:22:42 AM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike

The retribution from the looney tune left begins.


2 posted on 07/15/2014 4:26:04 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: massmike
"I just want to be treated like all the other women. To do anything else diminishes who I am in the eyes of customers and employees.”

Just a few short years ago, this would have been a line from a comedy show, not a quote from a news article about a real lawsuit.

3 posted on 07/15/2014 4:28:26 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: massmike
until he has reconstructive surgery to switch from male to female reproductive organs.

Hilarious sentence!

There is no such surgery available, and no real prospect of it being made available in the future. A man can be mutilated to where his genitalia take on something resembling the appearance of female genitalia, but installing female organs capable of reproduction is quite beyond our abilities.

I also like the phrase "reconstructive surgery," as if something that was damaged is being put back together, rather than undamaged organs being intentionally mutilated.

4 posted on 07/15/2014 4:29:45 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: massmike

“I was devastated”. Don’t tell me he’s not emotionally disturbed. You don’t get “devastated” over your choice of bathrooms.


5 posted on 07/15/2014 4:31:05 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: massmike

First time the predator walks into a womens bathroom make sure the police get called and the women involved take him to civil court as well.


6 posted on 07/15/2014 4:32:04 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: Telepathic Intruder
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Transgender drama queen bitch ...

Apology for being "redundant" ...


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7 posted on 07/15/2014 4:39:16 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (.)
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To: Sherman Logan

There is actually no such thing as a sex change operation. As soon as he stopped taking the hormone pills he’d just revert back to a guy with his functional parts cut off. The chromosomes which determine our gender cannot be altered.


8 posted on 07/15/2014 4:46:39 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Regulator
According to Sommerville, Hobby Lobby accommodated him by changing his gender in the company records and providing a name tag with his new name. He also states that company insurance covered part of his treatment, such as hormone therapy.

There's Hobby Lobby's mistake right there. They should have assigned it work designed to look like a promotion where it simply could not perform, documented its incompetence and 'reluctantly' fired it.

9 posted on 07/15/2014 4:54:00 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: massmike
here ya go...

10 posted on 07/15/2014 4:58:13 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
These days people are "devastated", if their cookie doesn't fall out of the vending machine.
11 posted on 07/15/2014 5:01:16 AM PDT by defconw (Both parties have clearly lost their minds!)
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To: Vigilanteman

Yes they screwed up on the local level.Should have contacted Corp Legal and that would not have happened.Behind closed doors it would have been decided to let this malcontent “GO” aka shit caned, fired, adios freak.


12 posted on 07/15/2014 5:09:26 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: massmike

Maybe it’s time this kind of harassment goes both ways. Find out who this twisted perv is and pay them a midnight visit ... with a sockful of marbles.


13 posted on 07/15/2014 5:10:59 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: Chode

That’s a Mauser M98 bayonet. I have one in perfect condition.


14 posted on 07/15/2014 5:13:30 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: massmike

This is unbelievable. The idiot should just leave and look for employment elsewhere! Sex change surgery no such procedure exists. Come now whomever did the reporting is an absolute dolt. Change the name give hormones and than they will change the genitalia to something different - okay where will the ovaries come from, does not happen. The guy loses his testicles and male hormones but basically he is a guy. That is why they take hormones Ridiculous!


15 posted on 07/15/2014 5:14:27 AM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: massmike
‘Transgender’ Files Complaint Against Hobby Lobby for Denying Use of Women’s Restroom

The organized and orchestrated harassment of Hobby Lobby begins in earnest.

16 posted on 07/15/2014 5:23:00 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (I want 0bama to make history - First to be IMPEACHED and REMOVED!)
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To: hondact200

I’m willing to say that if he eliminates the male plumbing, he can use the women’s bathroom.
If the male plumbing is still there, he has to use the men’s bathroom - clothing and coiffure withstanding.


17 posted on 07/15/2014 5:30:08 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Quite so.

There are (a very, very few) people with chromosomal anomalies where their status as male or female is somewhat ambiguous.

But that does not make sex/gender a matter of choice even for them. They’re unfortunates with birth defects, not a harbinger of the bright ambisexual future.


18 posted on 07/15/2014 5:39:13 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: massmike

The leftist followers of Satan will continue to attack Christian-owned Hobby Lobby. This will never subside until they are out of business forever.


19 posted on 07/15/2014 5:42:19 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: Chode

Nice picture of a WWII German bayonet...


20 posted on 07/15/2014 5:47:55 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: madprof98
"I just want to be treated like all the other women. To do anything else diminishes who I am in the eyes of customers and employees.”

No, no. I think that s/he is managing that one pretty well on his/her own.

21 posted on 07/15/2014 5:59:59 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Roman_War_Criminal
The leftist followers of Satan will continue to attack Christian-owned Hobby Lobby. This will never subside until they are out of business forever.

You know this, and I know this, but the American people are unconvinced.

22 posted on 07/15/2014 6:23:31 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: hondact200

It made its own argument when it stated that it was awaiting surgery to change REPRODUCTIVE organs from male to female.

Admitting that the purpose of a man AND woman is to reproduce invalidates it’s defense of wanting to be called a female as it is physically impossible as it will never be able to bear children. When sperms can be produced or has ever been produced, you are a male. When eggs are produced or you were born with the equipment to bear children, you are female.

The defense rests.


23 posted on 07/15/2014 6:29:52 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
21st Century America...the place where the inmates run the asylum.
24 posted on 07/15/2014 6:42:19 AM PDT by Awgie (truth is always stranger than fiction)
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To: massmike
"Do Not Judge Me By My Penis!"


25 posted on 07/15/2014 6:43:19 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: massmike

inboard vs outboard.


26 posted on 07/15/2014 6:46:50 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: hondact200

You’re right, but still, he has a penis....men’s bathroom, no debate.


27 posted on 07/15/2014 6:48:22 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (If chocolate fudge cake could sing, it would sound like Barry White.)
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To: TexasCajun

“Dundee check” FAIL.


28 posted on 07/15/2014 6:50:56 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: massmike

He can call itself a Christian but I doubt the sincerity of his belief, but that is between God and him. For now he stays in the men’s room.


29 posted on 07/15/2014 6:56:34 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Sherman Logan

most if not all die before puberty.


30 posted on 07/15/2014 6:56:42 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: massmike
“I was devastated,” Sommerville told the Huffington Post. “I just want to be treated like all the other women. To do anything else diminishes who I am in the eyes of customers and employees.”

Your personal journey to "devastated" was complete well before you tried to inflict your perversion on Hobby Lobby shoppers.

31 posted on 07/15/2014 7:17:22 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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32 posted on 07/15/2014 7:18:20 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Regulator

Oh, yeah. If he gets legal permission to use the ladies’ room before surgery, next he will sue to have a urinal installed so he can lift up his dress and whiz in front of women customers.


33 posted on 07/15/2014 7:23:38 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
There is actually no such thing as a sex change operation. As soon as he stopped taking the hormone pills he’d just revert back to a guy with his functional parts cut off. The chromosomes which determine our gender cannot be altered.

I read these articles and I am compelled to consider the stability of such individuals in proximity to those I protect during a true crisis or SHTF scenario.

Imagine a few weeks into a true societal breakdown where they no longer have access to the necessary chemicals/hormones required to sustain the illusion they have embraced as a self-image. Think about the psychological unravalling of their mind as these illusions are slowly stripped away by reality and their natural DNA exerts itself over the medically induced lie.

Would you want to have your loved ones near such an individual then? Would you want them in or near your shelter? Would you be willing to share medical supplies such as hormones with them to sustain their self deceit? Would you be willing to tolerate their hormonally driven emotional outbursts that could easily escalate into unnecessary violence as it does under normal circumstances?

Anyone who has spent 20 or 30 years with a spouse likely has a keen awareness of the powerful emotions that can be driven by hormonal changes. Under normal circumstances it can be a delicate situation. With a psyche as fragile and volatile as a self mutilating transgender, it's an unacceptable risk under the best of circumstances.

34 posted on 07/15/2014 7:26:02 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: massmike
In NYC there's a law that says that anyone can use any bathroom according to how they “identify”.I've seen the pdf file on the NYC official website.Some day when I'm over there I'm gonna follow a good looking woman into a ladies’ room just to see what happens.
35 posted on 07/15/2014 7:29:30 AM PDT by SayNoToDems (Will the dancing Hitlers please wait in the wings? We're only seeing singing Hitlers.)
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To: massmike

“X” + “X” = girl
“X” + “Y” = boy

It ain’t rocket science.


36 posted on 07/15/2014 7:31:18 AM PDT by SayNoToDems (Will the dancing Hitlers please wait in the wings? We're only seeing singing Hitlers.)
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To: Awgie

Yes, the American people are to uninformed to know that they are just inmates in an asylum.


37 posted on 07/15/2014 7:46:18 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: massmike

This is going to backfire on the left when some pedo makes this claim and rapes a child in a public restroom. This invites all kinds of trouble. These freaks never stop to think of the consequences of their behavior.


38 posted on 07/15/2014 7:57:16 AM PDT by formosa
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To: Caipirabob

That’s a good point. They will be pretty screwed up when everything goes back the way its suppose to be emotionally won’t they...


39 posted on 07/15/2014 8:11:38 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: massmike
I just want to be treated like all the other women.

But you're not like all the other women.

40 posted on 07/15/2014 8:16:15 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: massmike

Just change the signs on the restroom doors:

XX

XY

- Restroom allocation done by genetic makeup.

Also provide a single restroom in a central area - open use.


41 posted on 07/15/2014 8:19:14 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slaveryon)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

“The chromosomes which determine our gender cannot be altered.”

It makes you wonder about the ethics of the doctors who carve these people up to “change” their sex.


42 posted on 07/15/2014 10:01:01 AM PDT by Cecily
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To: massmike

I thought science deniers were to be attacked at every turn. It must make a difference when they are attacking the target of the day....


43 posted on 07/15/2014 10:22:15 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Caipirabob

Yes, and the political climate of today wants us all to pretend that they’re perfectly normal when it’s obvious that they are emotionally unhinged and deeply troubled. They’re not getting the help they need with the false congratulations we’re supposed to give them. I’m not saying lock them up, but I’m also not saying put them on a pedestal.


44 posted on 07/15/2014 12:59:23 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
I’m not saying lock them up, but I’m also not saying put them on a pedestal.

I agree. A compassionate and caring society would commit them to seek help through counseling and rehabilitation back into society. It's the inhumanity of the left that empowers them to pursue their personal descent into madness and even worse, inflict it upon innocents.

45 posted on 07/15/2014 1:17:28 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: IronJack
me too... but a rusty one is good enough for this job
46 posted on 07/15/2014 2:40:08 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Boonie
it'll still do the job
47 posted on 07/15/2014 2:41:27 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Sherman Logan

Chemistry and cutlery....neither can change gender.


48 posted on 07/15/2014 2:43:32 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign. ###)
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To: massmike

Why can’t female employees sue the transgender for sexual intimidation and harassment? Or do we need to go to unisex bathrooms to please 0.5% of the population?


49 posted on 07/15/2014 2:53:51 PM PDT by Mr Rogers
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To: wagglebee

and so it starts, the attack of all sorts on Hobby Lobby


50 posted on 07/15/2014 4:01:40 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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