MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan appeals court has ruled in favor of a Midland health club in a lawsuit filed by a woman who said her rights were violated when she encountered a transgender person in the locker room.

The court found no evidence of sexual harassment, noting that Yvette Cormier and a transgender woman were both wearing clothes at Planet Fitness.

Cormier’s membership was terminated a week after the 2015 incident after she returned to the gym and warned other women. Planet Fitness told her that it allows people to use the locker room that matches their identity as part of a “no-judgment policy.”

In a 3-0 decision Thursday, the court said there was nothing illegal about the club yanking Cormier’s membership.


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Comments (2)
  1. Leslie Gray says:

    I really do want to feel sorry for Yvette Cormier, the cisgender woman that popped her cork after she found out that her level of judgmentalism failed to conform with the no judgment policy of Planet Fitness. I really want to. But, hahaha, I just can’t bring myself to care enough to stop laughing at the levels of hate and ignorance so common in this country.

  2. While I understand that this is quite a controversial issue, not everyone is going to be comfortable sharing a restroom and/or locker room with someone who is transgender. I personally think it was extreme for Planet Fitness to take Cormier’s membership. I believe that she had a right to speak up so long as she was doing so in a respectful manner. I can only imagine how costly it would be for Planet Fitness to install transgender facilities, but I believe that may be best. This is definitely going to be a reoccurring issue, and even more so now as this news spreads.

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