I-1552 would protect right to privacy

Signatures are needed to get Initiative 1552 on the ballot. The final date to sign is July 7. There are no places listed in Snohomish county, or Seattle where petitions are available. Have you heard about I-1552 from the news media? Neither have I, supposedly filed Jan 17, 2017, so much for media information. Please contact your legislators.

To learn more about Initiative 1552, Google, “Just Want Privacy.” This initiative will allow all voters to express their position. Promoting and protecting privacy is a serious matter of legitimate public concern. Schools in particular are places where a child’s privacy and safety should be promoted and protected. Students should never be forced into environments where they may be viewed in various stages of undress or showering by members of the opposite gender or sex, such as in locker rooms, shower rooms and restrooms.

“Transgender” in medical terms for a gender dysphoria. Dysphoria is an emotional state marked by anxiety, depression and restlessness (Webster’s dictionary). It is rather rare, less than 1 in 10,000, and can change when the person reaches maturity. People with this dysphoria should receive medical help.

No one has a constitutional right to see me naked. No one has a right to declare themselves a different gender. A person’s desire or “belief” that they were born with the “wrong gender” does not give them the right to make laws concerning my privacy rights. I will treat all people with respect, and they should do likewise with me.

Patricia Jack


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