The first thing that needs to be said is the owner of the P-Club must be the singularly stupid for sending anything in writing to the Portland T-Girls as a Group or as individuals. Oregon is an extreme liberal left State and they have a "Transgender" Law that prevents such stupidity but obviously Chris Penner, the club owner, does not realize his untenable position.
I actually do not see the harm in what they did since just from the video the only people they were fooling as women was themselves. They were not hurting anyone and they were not violating the law. Asking someone to leave because of how they are dressed violates The Oregon Equality Act which protects them. It sort of adds a little to the old "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service" so it now reads "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Men in Dresses, No Service" which is kind of arbitrary considering the Law.
Importunately under Oregon Law they could probably use the Ladies Room but then we ladies could have just gone en mass but it stretches credulity to consider them a threat. They are simply a group of old queens, transvestites, and exhibitionists out having a good time. I imagine they probably spent a ton of money pretending to be "gurls" on a night out about time but to be honest it is rather harmless.
There is not much difference between them and the people that attend conventions like Comic Con, Start Trek, and others of that ilk. Everyone dresses up and it is harmless fun. My college mascot was a Buckeye which depending on how charitable you want to be it is a tree or a bush but my fellow Buckeyes were quite imaginative when dressing up in Scarlet and Gray for football games at the Horseshoe which is no longer a Horseshoe unless seen from the Goodyear blimp. Our rivals dressed as Wolverines, Gophers, Hawkeyes, Spartans, Boilermakers (ugh), Fightin Illini (ugh, ugh), Hoosiers, Badgers, Wildcats, and some of my friends as a flowering bush.
One of the people in the club is the blogger Susan Miller where she writes about her sojourns as Susan on Friday evenings out and golfing en femme. Susan is your typical exhibitionist transvestite along with the 10 other T-girls that make up the group in the legal action. The funny thing is it is now the T-girls that are as dumb as Chris Penner.
Not one of the plaintiffs would identify themselves and of the three that talked with the reporter in the video 2 wanted their voices changed. Welcome to the new world of the Stealth Transgender activists o r men in dresses that do not want their neighbors to know they are transvestites. I actually cannot blame them but then their claims of womanhood while in drag are problematic to me. Susan and the guys claim they do not want the money and fully expect this to be appealed. They will regret it if their wish is fulfilled.
This will devolves into a nasty squabble that thankfully will point out to most Americans the stupidity of some, Chris Penner, and the dangers of to general laws based on gender because gender is so fluid. I could care less if men want to dress like me and have a night out. It is harmless. I do care if grown men want rights that allow them to enter private areas where girls and women need privacy with their equipment intact.
This squabble will be a teaching moment but not in the way the Transgender Activists want. It will be a teaching moment because it finally clearly opens up what 95+ percent of those in the Transgender movement are, which is men in various stages of transvestite exhibitionism. It will clearly show that using Transgender in any Law can endanger the sanctity of certain female only private areas.
Colleen Francis was bad enough but this is actually a good thing in my opinion. We need the people of America to understand what Transgender means and if I belonged to a group opposing these men in dresses I would use this video as the ultimate teaching moment.
Because the plaintiffs were awarded money it is now a civil case. Until that happened it could have been construed as something else and the T-Girls of Portland could keep their identities private. If the money went to the State coffers it was not civil but it is not that way. I hope these Portland T-Girls are ready for the scrutiny they will be under because they will be deposed and exposed if this is appealed. The defendant in this case has the right to face his accusers and that could get ugly.
I actually hope this is not a civil case and will leave that up to our resident legal expert, Black Swam, because I really wish these men no harm because they were causing no harm and what their private demons and peccadilloes are personally are nobodies business but their own. My guess is the wives will be the ones to put down their collective feet with their "guys" and tell them to drop it because I kind of doubt the wife wants to see the family name splashed all over the media. Susan's wife understands, within reason, which I find odd but then having this to hold over your man's head does give them some good leverage in the long run.
When Transgender activists are confronted during the process of proposing legislation they are indignant and combative when someone brings up transvestite or cross-dresser and in every case deny this is who they are trying to protect. I know as a matter of fact that sometimes the surprise certain liberal women's groups get when meeting the transwoman that has joined is shocking. They envision Janet Mock or Ashley Love and go into shock when they meet "Worf" in a dress.
The crap will really hit the fan when one of these fools decides to start teaching en femme in Grade School or Junior High School of High School because this law would allow that. Sometimes you have to just sit back and smile because most men are so arrogant and aggressive they think they are invincible and this is another example.
I cannot wait to see what happens next in this case.