Coed showers coming? Lawmakers push ‘equality’ plan

A citizens group that unsuccessfully fought a Montgomery County, Md., plan to create “coed showers” by protecting cross-dressing possible sex offenders who gain access to women’s locker rooms by alleging they are “transgendered” has issued an alert that Maryland residents need to contact their state lawmakers now or the plan could be imposed statewide.

The state’s HB 235 would prohibit discrimination based on “sexual orientation” or “gender identity” with regard to housing, leasing property and “in the provision of certain services or facilities.”

Officials with the website, who organized when Montgomery County was considering its own plan in 2007 and 2008, said there are a number of problems with the idea.



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