82-Year-Old Woman Sues After ‘Disturbing’ Trans Incident At YMCA Pool

An 82-year-old Washington woman has sued her local YMCA-operated city pool after being banned from the facility for speaking out against a man using the women’s locker room.

On Wednesday, lawyers with the Center for American Liberty representing Julie Jaman filed a lawsuit against the city of Port Townsend, Washington, and Olympic Peninsula Pool for banning her for life after she spoke out after objecting to the presence of a man in the women’s changing area.

“After witnessing a disturbing incident in the women’s dressing room and raising concerns, I’ve faced a relentless storm of attacks and falsehoods,” Jaman said in a statement obtained by The Daily Wire. “Despite my four decades of community involvement, I’m left with no choice but to seek justice through the courts.”

The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington and seeks to reverse her ban from the pool and have her access reinstated.

Jaman was banned from the pool after an incident in July 2022 when she was showering after swimming at the pool and heard a male voice in the women’s locker room. She then said that she saw a man watching two young girls. After complaining about the presence of a male in the female locker room, Jaman was told by pool staff that her language was “discriminatory.”

The man in the locker room was an employee of the YMCA who identifies as transgender. Jaman says she believed that she had witnessed a crime because of his presence in the women’s locker room near the two girls.

“When an eighty-year-old woman reasonably believes she is witnessing a crime being committed against young girls in a women’s locker room, the government’s reaction should be to gather all of the facts and learn what happened, not immediately take sides in an ideologically charged political debate,” the lawsuit says.

According to the suit, the city and the pool violated Jaman’s First Amendment right to free speech and Fourteenth Amendment right to due process and equal protection.

“The City and YMCA’s failure to respond to Julie’s requests highlights their disregard for public safety,” said Harmeet Dhillon, the CEO and founder of The Center for American Liberty. “By prioritizing political ideology over the protection of children, they have set a dangerous precedent. As we pursue legal action, we demand accountability and a renewed commitment to protecting women’s privacy and civil rights.”

Neither the city or the pool immediately responded to requests for comment.

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