The director of the Georgia American Civil Liberties Union said Thursday that she resigned from her position because her skepticism about transgender bathroom access was rejected by the ACLU.
Maya Dillard Smith said she was seeking common ground between respecting transgender rights while protecting women and children. She said the ACLU was hostile to her efforts.
"If our goal is to advance the rights of equality of transgender folk, how do we do that, and advance the rights of all people?” Smith said. “If we have all-gender restrooms which will accommodate trans folks, what do we do about women who are the survivors of rape for whom it would be traumatic to share a public restroom where you take down your underwear, and there’d be men in the bathroom."
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