White paraphrased what the ordinance could do, per a legal opinion from the city attorney.We at Daily RFT recognize that sometimes, a well-intentioned ordinance can be so broad that it has unintended -- and very bad -- consequences. We don't know if that's true in this case, because we're not attorneys.
"Under this ordinance you can have a male by birth, he could be a convicted sexual pervert, he could, under this ordinance as written, go into the women's bath area at the pool and simply by saying, 'I feel like I'm a woman today...'
If anyone tried to move this individual out of the women's bathroom, out of the shower stall, as he goes by opening all the curtains, saying he was looking for something open. If one of our residents...push this person out of this...bathroom, under this ordinance they could be convicted of a hate crime," White said.
I have talked with the City Manager and he indicated we will not release this document based on Client and Attorney confidentiality.
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