Friday, February 27, 2009

Stranger than strange

I guess this is where the word "queer" lives up to it's true meaning?

February 27, 2009

A gym owner in St.Catharines, Ontario, had just opened up a new women-only gym when he was approached for membership over the phone by a man. The owner, John Fulton, explained that it was a gym only for women, and thought it was the end of the matter, until a woman showed up with the same male voice. And something else. A penis.

The woman was a transsexual who had not yet had surgery to remove the male genitalia. Despite the fact that the owner didn’t outright reject the membership application, Mr.Fulton finds himself before a Human Rights Tribunal:

Mr. Fulton, however, has chosen to fight on the grounds that he never refused the woman membership, but was still exploring his legal rights and obligations when, just a week after the woman’s visit, he received a letter from her lawyer demanding a written apology and a cash settlement. She filed a human rights complaint a few weeks later.


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