Norma Ballhorn v. Legends Food & Fun (USA)

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Norma Ballhorn, a man who “identifies as a woman,” filed a complaint in 2012 with the Washington State Human Rights Commission alleging that the bar Legends Food & Fun removed Ballhorn for using the women’s restroom.

“One of the bartenders said I can’t be in there because as long as I have a penis I am not allowed to use the [women’s] restroom,” Ballhorn told a queer blog in 2012. Legends bartender Cathy Botkin and owner James Van Geyten indicated in media reports that Ballhorn was told to leave because Ballhorn used the women’s restroom and actually appears “like a man.”

It is unclear what the disposition of the complaint was.

Vancouver Trans Woman Files Discrimination Complaint Against Bar – Proud Queer (PQ Monthly).

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