“Stripped of her Planet Fitness membership three years ago for complaining about a man who thinks he’s a woman in the women’s locker rooms, a Michigan woman is still seeking justice.
But she’s a lot closer due to a victory in the Michigan Court of Appeals last week. With that ruling, her legal team is hoping to be able to get a favorable decision from a Midland Circuit Court judge before the end of this year.
‘[The appellate court] pretty much ruled that we won based on the Michigan Consumer Protection Act,’ said attorney Dave Kallman in an interview. ‘We’ll be filing our motion in the next two to three weeks … [and] be heard by the end of September, early October.’
It’s been a long, discouraging process for Yvette Cormier. She and her family have received threats of violence on the family’s phone, said her attorney.
Certainly, a small sampling of the backlash by the LGBTQ community is up for anyone to see online.”