THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Johnson County, Iowa, has reached an agreement with a trans woman after their sheriff’s department booted out of a courthouse women’s restroom. The settlement included cash and the sheriff’s department will have to undergo training.
The Iowa Civil Rights Commission pushed for a settlement after finding probable cause that a Johnson County sheriff deputy violated an Iowa state law. The trans woman, Jodie Jones, filed a complaint with the civil rights commission following the incident.
The Sheriff’s Office admits to the mistake, but still insists it was just a poor decision by a good cop who was responding to a complaint about a ‘man in the women’s room’ at the county courthouse.
Lambda Legal’s Dru Levasseur:
“Equal access to public restrooms for transgender people is a national issue that needs greater public awareness . . .
Violence and harassment are very real concerns for transgender people and confrontations in bathrooms can lead to unsafe situations.”
More about the incident from an earlier report: https://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2013/03/10/trans-woman-ordered-out-of-court-house-restroom-by-sheriff-deputy-wins-legal-ruling/
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