Jodie Jones complied with a Deputy’s order to leave the ladies room in 2011. Ms. Jones tried to explain to the deputy that transgender people are covered in Iowa by state law in public accomidations but much to her astonishment and dismay was told by the dupety ‘she didn’t care about the law’.
Thirteen states (California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington) and the District of Columbia protect transgender people from discrimination in public accommodations. NCLR
Jones will sue if a public apology and settlement isn’t obtained. It’s a fairly safe bet law enforcement in Iowa is refreshing their knowledge of that law today.
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