A trans activist who concentrates on “Trans Healthcare Disparities” brought the lawsuit against the spa.
Seattle District Court Judge Barbara Jacobs Rothstein upheld a ruling that Olympus Spa must allow pre-operation transgender women.
Trans activist Haven Wilvich (it’s always activists, never regular people) complained to the Washington State Human Rights Commission (WSHRC) in 2020.
The dude probably does this on purpose:
Wilvich is an “activist focused on Trans Healthcare Disparities,” according to an earlier interview.
“It wasn’t until I was 25 that I began to realize that my gender and sexuality could be expressed more authentically,” said the activist.
The activist — who “grew up in a very isolated conservative Christian community” — had been married at the time, but the union ended because “she reacted very poorly and wanted me to stay closeted.”
Wilvich claims he is “more woman” than any other woman will ever be. Okay, bro.
The thing is, Olympus Spa allows transgender customers if they have gone through a penis removal operation. The Korean spa has nude areas reserved for only females. From Reduxx:
In the complaint, Wilvich alleged his application to use the facilities at the spa had been rejected after staff told him that “transgender women without surgery are not welcome because it could make other customers and staff uncomfortable.”
The Olympus Spa, which has locations in Lynnwood and Tacoma, is a Korean-style health and wellness facility. The spa requires nudity in some of the areas, and, as such, has been reserved for female clientele.
The owner of the spa, Myoon Woon Lee, and the spa’s president, Sun Lee, are of Korean heritage and modeled the spa after the tradition of jjimjilbang. They are also Christian, and cited their faith as a reason why they did not wish to accommodate males in the facility.
Sun Lee sued in response. In his lawsuit, Lee “conveyed his fear that exposing female customers (especially minors) to male genitalia could subject Olympus Spa to criminal penalties.”
Lee recounted “several” times when “customers ‘noticed male genitals exposed’ in the spa — creating ‘humiliation, trauma, and rage.'” They wanted returns and never came back.
But Lee also pointed out that the discrimination ruling discriminates against his religious convictions along with other customers:
Lee claimed that the discrimination policy “requires them to service nude males and females in the same rooms,” forcing them to “choose between violating the law or their religious convictions,” his complaint said.
One regular customer who backed the lawsuit described herself as a Christian who “believes that men and women should not be viewing each other’s naked bodies unless married to each other.”
WASHINGTON: A Korean women's spa has been forced to erase all references to "biological women" from its policies after a trans-identified male filed a human rights complaint against them.
Haven Wilvich claimed the female-only space was discriminatory.https://t.co/yuKLOY01HX
— REDUXX (@ReduxxMag) June 7, 2023
Transgender woman Haven Wilvich claimed that a Korean Spa for Women was discriminatory and launched a lawsuit. She/they won. pic.twitter.com/wwYS6asWLi
— Dr. Jebra Faushay (@JebraFaushay) June 7, 2023
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