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City Can’t Enforce Bathroom Policy

Despite being sympathetic to concerns that cross-dressing men are using women’s public restrooms, Spokane Valley city leaders say state and federal anti-discrimination laws prohibit them from doing anything about it. “This is not a comfortable topic for any of us,” Deputy Mayor Arne Woodard said during a legal briefing Tuesday night. “I hope our citizens understand there is nothing the city can do about this.” The issue was raised by a Valley resident last month who was startled when she realized a man wearing a dress and a wig was using a busy women’s restroom during a conference she was attending. Wendy McElroy urged city officials to aggressively enforce gender-specific public restroom use, drawing applause from council spectators/Dave Wasson, SR. More here.

Question: Do you agree with policy in Washington state re: public restrooms

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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