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You Can't Change at the YMCA?

Via Connie, the story of a Tacoma,Washington YMCA is now caving to pressure and changing it's stance on transgender use of it's changing rooms: On the heels of a new " bathroom bill" in Wisconsin  and just days after bathroom usage  became an issue for one transgender student in Missouri , a YMCA near Seattle is embroiled in its own bathroom battle. "The Y in Tacoma, Wash., attempted to make its bathroom policies more accommodating to transgender individuals, reported  Seattle TV station KOMO . But the facility encountered a backlash from members, what the station called "a flood of phone calls, emails and social media postings." So the YMCA recinded its new policy, which would have allowed transgender members to use the locker room of their choice.  Those in charge of the athletic facility gave KOMO this explanation for the policy change: "a non-transgender individual might pose as a transgender  [sic]  to gain access to our locker rooms