Wednesday, August 1, 2018

No Mad Mat - Planet Fitness did not lose a case in Michigan

Mat Staver
For the self-righteous Mat Staver the prohibition on bearing false does not apply
According to hate group leader Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel Planet Fitness Loses Locker Room Case. Staver drones on:
A Michigan appeals court has ruled in favor of a former Planet Fitness customer who argued that her rights under Michigan's consumer protection law were violated when the club did not disclose its unwritten policy and canceled her membership because she complained about a man in the women's locker room.
What happened is that the Court of Appeals remanded this case for trial. According to legal experts this just starts the discovery process after which a new motion for dismissal could be filed. That “man in the women's locker room” was a transgender woman; a concept that Mr. Staver refuses to understand.

The broad consensus of scientists is that a transgender woman is, for all intents and purposes, a woman irrespective of incongruent natal sex. Public policy and jurisprudence should respect the science which is based, not on faith, but on evidence.

If a trans person posed an actual threat to someone that is legally equal to anyone posing a threat. The mere presence of a transgender person is not a threat to anyone. No one dies and most normal people are not obsessed with the genitalia of others.

Staver had no involvement in this case. Liberty Counsel does represent a Planet Fitness customer (or ex-customer) in Florida known only as “Mrs. H.”

Mad Mat Staver is less invested in law or even consumer rights than in his defense of conservative Christian dogma. Accordingly, gender, as a separate construct from natal sex, does not exist and natal sex is binary; male and female. The fact that this is contrary to medical science is irrelevant to Staver.
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In other matters, my volcanic temper got the best of me and I murdered by cell phone. Replacing it in Miami Beach is rather challenging. I got through that part after schlepping to T-Mobile and then to Best Buy which are on opposite ends of South Beach.

Now I find that my SIM card does not fit the new phone so I have to go back to T-Mobile on Lincoln Road. It is a nightmare for someone with PTSD: Music blasting and numerous personnel just wandering around the floor with no clear demarcation of customer vs. staff areas. Ugh! As soon as the Xanax hits …

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