Nondiscrimination policies at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., have allowed a 45-year-old man to get naked and change into his swimwear right alongside young girls, World Net Daily reports.
The man identifies as a female, so school officials have allowed it and will continue to do so, they told World Net Daily. But the policy has raised concerns among many, including the Alliance Defending Freedom legal group.
Attorneys wrote to campus officials, pointing out:
… the school’s pool and locker rooms are used by swim teams from Capital High School and Olympia High School, as well as children with Evergreen Swim Club and the Aquatics Academy.
“Most of these students are minors, and range from ages 6 to 18,” the letter said. “On several occasions recently, the children saw a naked man in the women’s locker room sauna who was displaying his male genitalia. The children saw him through the sauna’s glass door, which allowed him a plain view of the young girls while they were changing. The children notified their swim coach, who called police.”
(The letter identified the man as Evergreen student Colleen Francis, age 45.)
The alliance said the school’s installation of curtains with instructions that girls change behind them “does not solve the problem.”
… ADF officials, who had been alerted to the situation by parents concerned for their children’s safety, told the school: “Any reasonable person would view this as dangerous to the young girls involved. The fact that this individual was sitting in plain view of young girls changing into their swimsuits puts you and Evergreen on notice of possible future harm.”