(The Federalist) -- Recent news about Planet Fitness allowing self-identified women to shower in women’s locker rooms, and a subsequent discrimination lawsuit, has brought scorn from some on the company’s policy of openness.
“Planet Fitness is committed to creating a non-intimidating, welcoming environment for our members,” its public relations director said in a statement. “Our gender identity non-discrimination policy states that members and guests may use all gym facilities based on their sincere self-reported gender identity.”
When a client complained about that policy and what she viewed as men showering in women’s locker room, that client revoked her membership. Planet Fitness judged that discriminating against this woman’s viewpoint—and intimidating those who might share it—was necessary to maintain a non-intimidating, welcoming environment. The ex-client has now sued Planet Fitness.
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