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A Washington District Court judge appears to have dashed any remaining hopes one Christian family had of keeping their traditional Korean spa a "sanctuary for women."
Seattle District Court Judge Barbara Jacobs Rothstein upheld a discrimination ruling against the Olympus Spa Monday, ensuring that the transvestic activist who brought the initial complaint against the spa and others like him will now be able to parade around the premises with their male genitalia exposed.
According to the Daily Mail, the spa, owned by a Christian family, is modeled on jjimjilbang, sex-segregated bathhouses in Korea, and requires that guests be nude inside the pool area.
Court documents indicate the spa required that entrants "physically present in the nude as . . . female," further noting, "Biological women are welcome." Under the rules, transvestites were welcome just so long as they had "gone through post-operative sex confirmation surgery." In other words, penises were verboten.
Transvestic activist Caleb Richmond, who calls himself Haven Wilvich and was once married to a woman, figured he was entitled to enter the female-only sanctuary, even though his anatomy was not compliant with the spa's rules or any meaningful definition of "female."
Despite there being no record of Richmond ever having attended the spa, he complained in February 2020, prompting the Washington State Human Rights Commission to respond, reported the New York Post.
The WSHRC ultimately determined that Richmond had been discriminated against on the basis of "sexual orientation."
According to the WSHRC, the commission "does not use genitals to define gender identity."
Richmond boasted online that he had successfully found a way to legally invade the women's sanctuary. He wrote, "I did it," adding he got "the main naked lady spa in the area to change their policies and allow all self-identified women access regardless of surgery and genitals."
\u201cAre you proud of yourselves @OwenJones84 @billybragg @JolyonMaugham? We'll never know, because you're cowards who have blocked the very women who you've championed this bodily autonomy violation upon.\u201d— Helen Staniland (@Helen Staniland) 1686302951
Richmond further suggested that he was "more woman" than any of his female critics because he is "an intentional woman whereas they are only incidental."
Myoon Woon Lee, the owner of the spa, sued to reverse the decision, noting that the requirement that he admit a man to the female-only spa impinged upon his "traditional, theologically conservative" Christian values and put his female clientele at risk.
Additionally, Lee "conveyed his fear that exposing female customers (especially minors) to male genitalia could subject Olympus Spa to criminal penalties," especially since such exposure can create "humiliation, trauma, and rage."
Rothstein dismissed Lee's lawsuit and provided him 30 days to file an amended complaint.
Reduxx reported that extra to imposing himself on women's-only spaces, Caleb Richmond also has expressed a desire for a uterus implant for men.
In 2018, Richmond appeared on a Futurism podcast where he was quoted as saying, "The whole process of building that bond with a child through this period of pregnancy, through the trauma and joy of childbirth, through being there from their first moments in the world… I have so many strong emotions come up when I imagine being able to do those things."
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Joseph MacKinnon is a staff writer for Blaze News.