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Judge Orders Women’s Spa To Serve ‘Trans’ Women With Male Genitals

  • A women’s-only nude Korean spa does not have a right to exclude patrons with male genitalia who identify as transgender, a federal judge ruled Monday.
  • The Washington State Human Rights Commission previously ruled that Olympus Spa violated gender identity protections by excluding patrons who identified as transgender women, and Judge Barbara Jacobs Rothstein of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington upheld this ruling, determining that it did not violate the First Amendment. The spa is for women only, and patrons are typically naked while using its facilities and services.
  • Rothstein, who was appointed by former President Jimmy Carter, determined that the state’s anti-discrimination law was not discriminatory on its face and therefore didn’t run afoul of the First Amendment.
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