Friday, February 08, 2008

Restrooms and cross-dressing

A foretaste of things to come:
A "trial run" has been launched for a new law in a Maryland county that arguably would allow coed locker rooms in public accommodations, and women aren't pleased with the results.

It happened this week when a man, wearing a skirt and makeup, walked into a women's locker room at a health club.

"I could see his muscles, I could see his large hands. He was wearing a blue
ruffled skirt that came down to above the knee," Mary Ann Andree told
WJLA-Television after the incident at the Rio Sport and Health Club in
Gaithersburg.

It was about 1 p.m., when Andree was drying her hair, that the man, who was identified by the health club only as a member, entered, an action that critics of the new county ordinance say would be legal when the law takes effect in February.

"I was very upset, I'm still upset," Andree told the station. "There's a lot he could've seen."
He didn’t have to use the woman’s room. He was free to use the club’s unisex restroom. Read the rest at WorldNetDaily.

8 comments:

Robert said...

I think we're moving to a point where all that will be offered is unisex bathrooms/changing rooms. Why not? It makes more sense rather than to figure out what piece of legislation will be required to accommodate special interests. I think the general message the government is sending is that if we don’t like it, change or shower at home.

Dennis said...

Sounds like a good solution but how would that work at sports stadiums, high school/college locker rooms, shopping malls or airports? Wouldn't it take an enormous amount of space and money for enough unisex restrooms to accomodate everyone?

Maybe a compromise solution would be to keep mens' rooms and women's rooms but provide enough unisex restrooms for cross-dressers or the transgendered.

Brent said...

If we eliminate public restrooms as we know them, where will lonely Republican congressmen find companionship?

Robert said...

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZING! By Brent. I got a good chuckle out of that. ;)

Dennis said...

LOL! Maybe Barney Frank can guide them.

Brent said...

I don't think I get it. Because Barney Frank is a homosexual that means he looks for anonymous sex in public restrooms?

Brent said...

No answer? I think we just witnessed the online equivalent of someone making the inappropriate comment that stops the laughter.

Dennis said...

I was sarcastically suggesting that perhaps Barney Frank could help those lonely gay Republican congressmen find companionship.

And actually, I just didn't think your last post was worth responding to in light of the fact that in addition to posting for Recliner Commentaries and answering responses, I have a regular job and occasionally other more pressing matters to deal with.