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Mom Who Quit ACLU over Transgender Bathroom: 'My Children Were Visibly Frightened'

06-03-2016

Maya Dillard Smith, the ACLU executive who resigned over the transgender bathroom issue, has created a website called "Finding Middle Ground-A Safe Space To Communicate About Civil Rights for All."

Smith, interim director of the Georgia chapter of the ACLU, quit the organization because of its position that men who identify as women should be allowed to use womens' restrooms.

This, after her own two young daughters were emotionally distraught from an encounter in a public restroom with three transgender men.  

"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, with deep voices, entered," she said in a statement.

"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.

Smith's website features a video of a school-aged girl on a swingset saying, "Boys in a girls' bathroom? I don't know about that."

She continues, "There's some boys who feel like they are girls on the inside. And there are some boys who are just perverts." 

The little girl goes on to say, "I don't want him to be uncomfortable in the boys' bathroom, either. I don't want them to be uncomfortable anywhere. But, what about me, too?"

The website asks the question, "How do we keep our little girls safe and prevent transgender discrimination?"

The website attempts to open discussion on the matter in a safe, non-judgmental way. However, respondents appear to be having difficulty debating the matter with civility. Comments for the video have been disabled.

LifeSite News reported, "A transgender activist, a biological male who goes by the name Cheryl Courtney-Evans, responded to the resignation by calling Dillard Smith 'lazy,' 'ill-educated,'..." (Editor's note: The rant went on using foul language that we choose not to publish at CBN News.)

Ill-educated? Dillard Smith earned a degree in economics from Berkeley and a master's degree at Harvard.
 

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