Alliance Defending Freedom: It’s days away: The Supreme Court’s marriage decision is expected to come down on June 29.
David Hacker at Speak Up Movement: Most people think student fees pay things like services in the student union, the gym, and occasional funding of student groups conducting a service project. But universities have turned these mandatory fees in campus slush funds for the left . . . What can you do? It’s unlikely mandatory student fees will go away anytime soon. But the best answer to bad speech is good speech. If you’re part of a student group on campus, apply to get student fees for your own events that promote decency and respect life.
PatriotPost.us: Coming to the defense of these children and young people is the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF, formerly the Alliance Defense Fund), whose senior legal counsel David Hacker accurately noted, “Little girls should not be exposed to naked men, period. A college’s notions about ‘non-discrimination’ don’t change that.” Furthermore, in a letter to the college13, Hacker wrote, “Clearly, allowing a person who is biologically a man to undress and expose himself to young girls places those girls at risk for emotional distress and harm. Any reasonable person would view this as dangerous to the young girls involved.” Indeed! Unfortunately, Evergreen State College has subjugated reason to political correctness at the expense of innocent children.
Should a grown man be allowed to use the girl’s swim team locker room? | David Hacker on KVI with John Carlson
ABC30 (includes video – Oct. 29): But the law says otherwise, argues Arizona-based religious liberties group “Alliance Defending Freedom.” They sent a letter to the college warning it “may be held liable” if something happens in the locker room . . . Joseph Backholm is the Director of the Family Policy Institute of Washington, he said, “Most of us who have daughters have the expectation that when our daughters are in women’s restrooms they will not be exposed to naked men.”
One News Now: But Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) attorney Jeremy Tedesco says the man’s action violates the law. “This is a biologically created man who is exposing himself in a women’s restroom to minors between the ages of 6 and 18 — and that clearly violates the indecent exposure statute in Washington, and it probably would in every other jurisdiction,” states the attorney
Matt Driscoll at Seattle Weekly: Yesterday on The Daily Weekly I wrote about the dustup at The Evergreen State College involving the use of the college recitation center locker room by transgender student who identifies as female but was born male. Specifically, Colleen Francis’ use of the sauna in the female locker room has led Arizona-based religious group Alliance Defending Freedom to go on the attack.
MyNorthWest.com (includes audio): Jeremy Tedesco, an attorney for some of the families who say the behavior is inappropriate, say the school needs to put a stop to the policy immediately. “They’re saying that their non-discrimination policy, which prohibits gender identity and gender expression discrimination, doesn’t require them to leave the locker room and not come back,” Tedesco told the Dori Monson Show. “It’s just non-discrimination gone wild. It shows the problem with these expanding non-discrimination policies, which are very popular nowadays.”
LGTBQ Nation: In its letter sent Friday, David Hacker, senior legal counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom group, warned Evergreen, “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.” Joseph Backholm, director of the conservative non-profit Family Policy Institute of Washington, an anti-gay group leading efforts to overturn the state’s marriage equality law that voters will decide on Tuesday, said “(parents) have the reasonable expectation that there are not going to be naked men or people that their daughters believe are naked men — however they see themselves — in that restroom.”
Transgender Student in Evergreen’s Locker Room Draws Ire of Arizona Religious Group | Seattle Weekly
Seattle Weekly: Evergreen officials say the school’s policy of allowing transgender individuals access to locker rooms based on their stated gender – in this case, Francis identifies as a female – is in accordance with state law . . . Despite this stance, the Alliance Defending Freedom is mad as hell. “Little girls should not be exposed to naked men, period. A college’s notions about ‘non-discrimination’ don’t change that,” says Senior Legal Counsel David Hacker in a press release distributed by the Alliance Defending Freedom, which says it is acting on behalf of parents concerned for their children’s safety . . . “The idea that the college and the local district attorney will not act to protect young girls is appalling,” Hacker continues in the Alliance Defending Freedom press release. “What Americans are seeing here is the poisoned fruit of so-called ‘non-discrimination’ laws and policies. Placing this man’s proclivities ahead of protecting little girls is beyond unacceptable.” . . . If the question comes down to bowing to the Alliance Defending Freedom and the organization’s claims of “emotional distress and harm” being inflicted on youth swimmers encountering transgender genitalia in the sauna, or protecting the civil rights of people like Colleen Francis, the Evergreen State College, predictably, sides with the civil rights and state law. “Frankly, the issue has been addressed,” Wettstein says of the installation of privacy screens. [more]
Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter to Washington’s Evergreen State College Thursday after college officials claimed that its non-discrimination policy doesn’t allow the school to stop a man from exposing himself to girls as young as six years old in a women’s locker room.