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Georgia ACLU head resigns over federal transgender directive

Georgia ACLU head resigns over federal transgender directive”

The former Georgia ACLU director said she believes that there must be a "solution" that balances the needs of women and transgender people in public accomodations, as if transgender people cannot be women: "Despite additional learning I still have to do, I believe there are solutions that provide can provide accommodations for transgender people and balance the need to ensure women and girls are safe from those who might have malicious intent".

"I was really excited when the Georgia ACLU recruited me from California", Smith told Kelly.

"I found myself principally and philosophically unaligned with the organization", she said.

The transgender bathrooms controversy caused Georgia ACLU director to resign.

Smith poured gasoline on the fire, however, by launching her own organization, called Finding a Middle Ground.

"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", wrote Smith.

Dillard Smith, 37, said her young children were "frightened" by the ordeal and "concerned about their safety and left asking lots of questions for which I, like many parents, was ill-prepared to answer".

Contacted for a comment about Smith's resignation and comments, North Carolina ACLU spokesman Mike Meno referred to a statement released by his Georgia counterparts.

Maya Dillard Smith has undoubtedly met her limits, as she has officially tendered her resignation from the ACLU after the organization began its increasing push to legislate the transgender lobby's concerns.

Smith claimed that transgender rights have "intersectionality with other competing rights, particularly the implications for women's rights".

"The ACLU champions transgender people's right to be themselves", their statement says. Today, public restrooms; tomorrow, the world.

The head of Georgia's ACLU chapter stepped down this week in protest of the civil rights group's challenge of a controversial North Carolina law that critics see as discriminatory to transgender people.

"It's through communication that we develop empathy and understanding, and I think that our democracy requires us to allow for exchange of ideas, without people being labeled one thing or another", Ms. Smith said.

The screen then flashed the words on the screen, "But there aren't enough SAFE SPACES to have HONEST conversations", followed by,"But there aren't enough SAFE SPACES or ask HONEST questions".

"Boys in the girls in the bathroom? I don't know about that", the girl says at one point. A story on Project Q, an Atlanta-based website focused on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, took issue Thursday with language in the video that it said equated transgender people to "perverts" and "predators" - including Smith's daughter saying "there are some boys who are just perverts".



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