State ACLU leader quits after daughters traumatized by men in women’s restroom

Maya Dillard Smith resigns from ACLU over bathroom issueOn Wednesday, Powerline reported that Maya Dillard Smith, interim director of the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), resigned over the organization’s position on who can use which public restrooms.

According to Life Site News, her daughters were “frightened” after encountering biological males — i.e., men — in the women’s restroom.

“I have shared my personal experience of having taken my elementary school age daughters into a women’s restroom when shortly after three transgender young adults, over six feet [tall] with deep voices, entered,” she wrote.

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“My children were visibly frightened, concerned about their safety and left asking lots of questions for which I, like many parents, was ill-prepared to answer,” she added.

Dillard Smith continued, saying the ACLU has become “a special interest organization that promotes not all, but certain progressive rights” and that the “hierarchy of rights” the organization chooses to defend or ignore is “based on who is funding the organization’s lobbying activities.”

She continued:

I understood it to be the ACLU’s goal to delicately balance competing rights to ensure that any infringements are narrowly tailored, that they do not create a hierarchy of rights, and that we are mindful of unintended consequences. I believe there are solutions that can provide accommodations for transgender people and balance the need to ensure women and girls are safe from those who might have malicious intent.

PowerLine added:

Unfortunately, as she has learned, Dillard Smith’s view of the ACLU bears little relation to reality. The ACLU’s goal — like that of the LGBT movement — is to shove a radical agenda down the throats of the American people, not to balance rights and find reasonable accommodations.

A transgender activist — a biological male who goes by the name Cheryl Courtney-Evans — responded to Dillard Smith’s resignation by calling her “lazy,” “ill-educated,” and a “b–ch” who needs to sit down and “STFU.” No one who has seen LGBT activists in action will be surprised by this charming response.

But Dillard Smith, Paul Mirengoff, said, is anything but lazy and uneducated.

“She earned a degree in economics from Berkeley and a master’s degree at Harvard,” he said.  Life Site News reported that she earned her degree while working for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the California Supreme Court.

“She’s also a liberal Democrat,” he added. “And until she resigned, she was one of the youngest ACLU directors in the nation and one of only three African-Americans employed by the ACLU in that role.”

She’s also started a new website, Finding Middle Ground, dedicated to creating a “safe space” to discuss this red-hot national issue that has so many up in arms.

“How can we ask these kinds of questions without being called a homophobe?” a video at the site asks. “How do we prevent predators from preying on kids in bathrooms?”

Both of these are good questions, but it seems that liberals, from the Obama regime on down, have made it clear they don’t care about these issues.  You will obey, or else.


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