(Daily Mail) An 80-year-old woman has been banned from a YMCA pool after she demanded a transgender employee leave the women’s locker room.
Julie Jaman was at the Mountain View pool in the City of Port Townsend in Washington State when she was made aware of the trans worker, identified as Clementine Adams, being in the changing room while she was taking a shower.
Jaman said she ‘heard a man’s voice’ and immediately confronted the person.
‘I saw a man in a woman’s bathing suit watching maybe four or five little girls pulling down their suits in order to use the toilet,’ Jaman told KIRO.
‘I asked if he had a penis and he said it was none of my business. I told that man to ‘get out right now!”
Julie Jaman, 80, has been a regular for 35 years at the Mountain View pool in the City of Port Townsend, Washington state but has now been banned after complaining about a trans worker
Clementine Adams, who identifies as female but has yet to undergo gender reassignment surgery, was working in the women’s locker room when she was confronted by Jaman
Jaman was told that the presence of Pride flags and posters should have ‘adequate enough in order to inform women what to expect’
Jaman then told another staffer at the pool – but instead of a sympathetic ear, she was told by YMCA aquatics manager Rowen DeLuna, ‘You’re discriminating and you can’t use the pool anymore. I’m calling the police.’
She was told that she was ‘banned from the pool forever’ as DeLuna called law enforcement.
‘She didn’t ask me what the problem was, if I was okay, nothing about me,’ Jaman explained. ‘It’s as if she was just waiting to pounce on me. It was just stunning.’
An incident report filed by the Port Townsend Police Department described Jaman having ‘had an emotional response to a strange male being in the bathroom’ near young girls.
Since her being banned from the pool, a protest was held outside the facility at which supporters ofJaman and trans activists both attended, pictured above
Notes from the police detail how Jaman was in the locker room, ‘screaming’ at an employee and ‘refusing to leave.’
Jaman, who has been a member of the pool for 35 years claims she had a ‘great relationship with swimmers in the pool.’
But bosses at the facility see it differently – and have explained Jaman’s barring as the culmination of a series of incidents where she ‘violated the facility’s code of conduct’ and was not solely due to this specific incident.
‘Julie Jaman was permanently suspended from the Mountain View Pool due to her repeatedly violating our Code of Conduct, specifically, using disrespectful words or gestures toward YMCA staff or others; abusive, harassing and/or obscene language or gestures toward YMCA staff or others,’ Erin Hawkins, communications manager for the Olympic Peninsula YMCA, said to Fox News.
‘We will not tolerate bias, hatred, or discrimination that leads to the oppression of individuals or communities. We will ensure sustained and meaningful progress toward equity and human dignity for all,’ a statement read.