The following article, Community Pool Takes Heat for Allowing Teen Girl to Go Topless Because She Claims to be a Boy, was first published on Flag And Cross.
A pool and aquatic center in Pella, Iowa, is taking heat for allowing a teenage girl to walk around nude from the waist up and exposing her breasts because she claims to be a transgender boy.
The girl caused a ruckus by entering the boys locker room and walking around half nude, according to the Iowa Standard:
The incident happened on June 16. According to two people at the aquatic center, the incident did indeed happen and the aquatic center policy allows it to happen. The assistant manager told The Iowa Standard the policy says that anyone can wear the clothing necessary in line with their gender identity rather than biological sex. The policy is set by the city council, according to the aquatic center’s assistant manager.
In addition to concerns for the young children who are exposed to this, as well as the men and boys, [a] resident said it is dangerous for the young minor girl to expose herself.
“When brought to the facility’s attention, they explained there was nothing they could do,” a resident of the town said. “That state law protects this biological female, allowing her to walk around indecently exposing herself to all the families enjoying the facility. The facility is afraid if they act and require her to cover herself, they will face legal backlash. I find it appalling that this would actually be state law.”
“If someone were to take a picture, it wouldn’t be viewed as some boy at the pool in his swim shorts,” the resident added. “It would be a topless photo of a biological female and it would be child pornography.”
The local paper added that the girl has also tried using the boy’s restroom in the past, attempting to urinate in the urinal even though she has a vagina.
The Pella Aquatic Center has no pubic rules to govern sexual behavior in its facilities.
“The Pella Aquatic Center is a family-friendly facility. Inappropriate behavior, language, or attire are not permitted and will be grounds for refusing admission or removal from the facility without a refund,” the center says on its website.
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