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Panel: Transgender woman can choose restroom
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Posted on 05/20/2009 10:58:16 AM PDT by Chet 99

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Human Rights Commission says a restaurant discriminated against a transgender woman by asking her to use the men’s room until she had sex reassignment surgery.

The manager of a Denny’s restaurant in Auburn made the request of Brianna Freeman of Lewiston after a female customer complained of having to share a restroom with "a man." Chad Cloutier, a lawyer representing the restaurant, says the woman threatened to call police.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: bathroom; homosexualagenda; potty; pottybreak; tranny
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1 posted on 05/20/2009 10:58:16 AM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

So what’s the problem...if he/she still has male equipment then he/she MUST use the men’s room.


2 posted on 05/20/2009 10:59:58 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently Tha'on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: Chet 99

I don’t see what the big deal is, I’ve been to the urinal at the same time as Hillary Clinton.


3 posted on 05/20/2009 11:01:07 AM PDT by americanophile (There's science, logic, reason; there's thought verified by experience & then there's California)
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To: LottieDah

Yup. The customer should have called the cops.


4 posted on 05/20/2009 11:01:08 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Chet 99
Sitters must sit, standers must stand..
And thats the way it........................... WAS....
5 posted on 05/20/2009 11:01:10 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Chet 99

Now any male pervert who wants to use the ladies room can just use the “I’m pre-op” defense.


6 posted on 05/20/2009 11:01:17 AM PDT by Buck W. (The President of the United States IS named Schickelgruber...)
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To: Buck W.

Don’t give Bill Clinton any ideas.....Ughhh ......LOL


7 posted on 05/20/2009 11:02:44 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Chet 99

So, now people who have surgery so they can pretend to be a member of a gender, have the ‘right’ to use any restroom the care to use?

Southpark addressed this issue nicely with an episode where Stan’s dad wanted to be a Dolphin. He had surgery to glue his legs together, got a face job to give him a snout and a blow hole - then demanded that everyone cater to his ‘Dolphin-Friendly’ demands. Among them, Dolphin-friendly cars, restooms, grocery stores ect.

Sorry, if you are not born with a penis - you are not a man. Whether you are fertile or not is immaterial. No uterous, no ovaries - you are not a woman. Now, if you want to ‘pretend’ that you are something you are not - I don’t see why my right to use the bathroom with members of my gender should be sacrificed on their “let’s pretend” personal issues.


8 posted on 05/20/2009 11:02:45 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Buck W.

and if the restaurant does nothing and the perv assaults the female patrons in the bathroom, the restaurant will be sued.


9 posted on 05/20/2009 11:03:18 AM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Buck W.

I have “Ethnic Identity Disorder”. I want to use the “Colored Only” rest room.


10 posted on 05/20/2009 11:03:40 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Buck W.
Now any male pervert who wants to use the ladies room can just use the “I’m pre-op” defense.

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11 posted on 05/20/2009 11:05:13 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Chet 99

Is a transgender woman an ex-male, or ex-female, man I am so confused!


12 posted on 05/20/2009 11:07:09 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: Chet 99
"The Maine Human Rights Commission says a restaurant discriminated against a transgender woman by asking her to use the men’s room until she had sex reassignment surgery."

That is so "duh" that it's funny. The whole purpose of the sign on the door that says "MEN" and "WOMEN" is to discriminate against the opposite gender. Without discrimination it would be free-for-all in the restroom. If those suffering from gender disorders are excused from complying, then those without gender disorders are targeted for discrimination because they aren't allowed to join in the free-for-all. It's just another ridiculous individual thinking the world owes *him* something special.
13 posted on 05/20/2009 11:07:11 AM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: americanophile
"I don’t see what the big deal is, I’ve been to the urinal at the same time as Hillary Clinton.

Who's was bigger?

14 posted on 05/20/2009 11:07:59 AM PDT by Big_Monkey (Flubama - bringing disease everywhere he goes.)
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To: Hodar
Now, if you want to ‘pretend’ that you are something you are not - I don’t see why my right to use the bathroom with members of my gender should be sacrificed on their “let’s pretend” personal issues.

Ready for those who complete their lopadicoffomie to demand the right to compete in female sports? 6 foot 280 lb volleyball players? How long before women who were born female just give up?

Just like lesbians have all abandoned all lesbian chat rooms because all the participants are men.

15 posted on 05/20/2009 11:08:46 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Chet 99

We got into this mess when we took away property owner’s rights. It is the restaurant owner’s right to decide restroom policy PERIOD Don’t like go else where or go home and whine. Once you make “discrimination” against the law you come to this.


16 posted on 05/20/2009 11:10:03 AM PDT by all the best
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To: Chet 99

the only way I can see to rationally address this is to designate restrooms based on sex chromosomes, e.g XX and XY.


17 posted on 05/20/2009 11:10:12 AM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: Big_Monkey

hahaha...


18 posted on 05/20/2009 11:10:30 AM PDT by americanophile (There's science, logic, reason; there's thought verified by experience & then there's California)
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To: Chet 99
Is all about the "Y" !

The XY sex-determination system is the sex-determination system found in humans, most other mammals, some insects (Drosophila) and some plants (Ginkgo). In this system, females have two of the same kind of sex chromosome (XX), and are called the homogametic sex. Males have two distinct sex chromosomes (XY), and are called the heterogametic sex.

19 posted on 05/20/2009 11:10:55 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: americanophile

Tit for tat. I’ve been in a men’s room more than once to have a woman come in and enter a stall without a second glance. The line at the women’s room is always longer during peak times than the men’s.


20 posted on 05/20/2009 11:11:13 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Worse than we could have imagined.)
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To: Chet 99

...sex reassignment surgery?....

L.O.L.!


21 posted on 05/20/2009 11:12:23 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Chet 99

So we need 3 restrooms not? MALE, FEMALE AND WHATEVER!


22 posted on 05/20/2009 11:14:51 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Chet 99

The core problem is these poor people are mentally ill.

Instead of trying to help these people overcome their mental issues so they can live full lives, we (society) support their illness and help them mutilate their bodys. Which results in them being virtual circus freaks on the outskirts of society.

That isn’t how you show love to somebody. That’s how you show you don’t really care about them as people.


23 posted on 05/20/2009 11:16:21 AM PDT by Brookhaven (The Era of Reagan is NOW)
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To: Chet 99

I don’t know....I don’t think I WANT it in the mens restroom...Ladies, hesheit is all yours...


24 posted on 05/20/2009 11:17:08 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: Brookhaven

We’re being legislated into having to participate in their delusion. Ever see They Might be Giants starring George C. Scott? He lives in NYC...as Sherlock Holmes.


25 posted on 05/20/2009 11:18:39 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Chet 99

It should just choose the closest one to throw up in after eating at Dennys.


26 posted on 05/20/2009 11:20:33 AM PDT by SonnyBubba
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To: Chet 99

It should just choose the closest one to throw up in after eating at Dennys.


27 posted on 05/20/2009 11:20:41 AM PDT by SonnyBubba
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To: Chet 99

It should just choose the closest one to throw up in after eating at Dennys.


28 posted on 05/20/2009 11:20:45 AM PDT by SonnyBubba
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To: SonnyBubba

sorry slow posting


29 posted on 05/20/2009 11:21:14 AM PDT by SonnyBubba
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To: Chet 99

The members of that Human Rights Commission didn’t have the B@lls to stand up for the rights of the people.


30 posted on 05/20/2009 11:23:56 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier presently instructing at Ft. Benning.)
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To: Chet 99

So do we women get to sue the state when one of these hurt us or the kids in the bathroom? Anyone can dress up and do whatever they want with a ruling like this!


31 posted on 05/20/2009 11:24:23 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Blue Jays
Back in the day during college weekend parties, men used to go in the ladies room while women were there, ladies would go in the mens room while men were there and nobody cared.
Everyone just wanted to pee excess beer in utter harmony. It worked fine and nobody was offended. No worries!

32 posted on 05/20/2009 11:24:31 AM PDT by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: Chet 99

I opened the wrong door in a bar or two. I felt bad in a humurous way. This person wants to stomp in with impunity. Sick effing bastard.


33 posted on 05/20/2009 11:25:27 AM PDT by allmost
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To: Brookhaven

Excatly! Surgically mutilating the mentally deranged for profit should be against the law.


34 posted on 05/20/2009 11:30:30 AM PDT by enraged
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To: Chet 99

Can we please just give New England back to the British?


35 posted on 05/20/2009 11:30:58 AM PDT by massmike
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To: allmost
There was a restaurant in Austin, TX that had a manikin dressed as a man, leaning against a urinal in the Ladies room. It was designed such that when the door opened, the manikin's head would turn towards the door.

It was a hoot!! Women would scream, shut the door, read “Ladies” on the door, open it and laugh. Great gimmick for a bar!!

36 posted on 05/20/2009 11:31:54 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Chet 99

No offense but I cannot see how any court can rule against anyone deciding to use whatever restroom they want.

And anyways it’s been going on for years. Women always wind up using the guys’ bathrooms, they think they have a right to do so whenever too many gals have to hit the potty.


37 posted on 05/20/2009 11:32:35 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Chet 99

Does this commission actually hold any power?


38 posted on 05/20/2009 11:32:56 AM PDT by Clock King
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To: Big_Monkey

All the bull dykes will now go to the guys’ bathroom. THAT is going to be unpleasant.


39 posted on 05/20/2009 11:34:13 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Blue Jays

Back then you knew what to expect. These he-shes are more than curiousities.


40 posted on 05/20/2009 11:36:49 AM PDT by Broker (Reward: $100.00 for the lost book of Islamic Praise Songs.)
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41 posted on 05/20/2009 11:38:38 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: Broker

Hmmm.....I think I am a woman therefore I need to use the women’s shower at the college gym.


42 posted on 05/20/2009 11:42:45 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: TexasCajun

“...females have two of the same kind of sex chromosome (XX), and are called the homogametic sex. Males have two distinct sex chromosomes (XY), and are called the heterogametic sex.”

I’m definitely hetero.


43 posted on 05/20/2009 11:46:20 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: WoofDog123
the only way I can see to rationally address this is to designate restrooms based on sex chromosomes, e.g XX and XY.

With biometric scanners outside each door...it won't unlock unless you've got the correct chromosomes.

44 posted on 05/20/2009 11:48:32 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: jaydubya2

Nonono, YOU’re not confused, THEY are!!!


45 posted on 05/20/2009 11:52:35 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (GOP: Stop listening, start doing -- we need new leaders!)
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To: TexasCajun

http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=androgeninsensitivitysyndrome


46 posted on 05/20/2009 11:57:43 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: hosepipe
Sitters must sit, standers must stand.. And thats the way it........................... WAS....

The only time I suffered any major restroom confusion was when I was at a college bar. One door was labeled "Pointers" and the other "Setters". I stood there confused until I saw a guy come out of the Pointers door so I felt safe going in.

47 posted on 05/20/2009 12:02:44 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (No free man bows to a foreign king.)
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To: Chet 99

As a man, I can say I am happy it will not be in my restroom.


48 posted on 05/20/2009 12:06:37 PM PDT by Jewbacca (Yes, I am very hairy and good with small arms.)
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To: nina0113

What happens to the legitimate XXYs of the world?

(There actually are real natural hermaphrodites.)


49 posted on 05/20/2009 12:08:18 PM PDT by Jewbacca (Yes, I am very hairy and good with small arms.)
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To: Blue Jays

In my day, the “womyn” published the names of every male freshman with a caption “Potential Rapists”


50 posted on 05/20/2009 12:09:20 PM PDT by Jewbacca (Yes, I am very hairy and good with small arms.)
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