Hobby Lobby Ordered To Pay $220K For Believing In Biological Gender

August 18, 2021 in News, Video by RBN Staff


Source: Freedom Updates

Hobby Lobby is known to be a great place to work. The pay is decent for what it is and supposedly the environment is great is too. That is unless you are infringing on the privacy of others. A confused Illinois man decided to start identifying as a female and then told Hobby Lobby that he wanted to start using the female restroom. Hobby Lobby said ‘No.’ So the confused man sued, and won. Hobby Lobby appealed and lost that too, so now they have to pay out $220k or go to a higher court.

When she started working for Hobby Lobby in 1998, Meggan Sommerville identified as a man and used the male name assigned to her at birth. She began transitioning to female just shy of a decade later. Legally changing her name in 2010, Sommerville informed her employer of her current identity and told them about her intent to use the women’s restroom.

“Hobby Lobby changed Sommerville’s personnel records and benefits information to reflect her female identity,” Illinois Second District Appellate Court Justice Mary Seminara-Schostok, a Republican, summarized in her ruling. “However, Hobby Lobby refused to allow Sommerville to use the women’s bathroom at the store.”

In 2011, Hobby Lobby issued a written warning to Sommerville for entering the women’s restroom. Sommerville testified that she “broke down crying” and was “emotionally devastated” by the reprimand. She initiated her complaint to the Illinois Human Rights Commission some two years later, starting a process that would ultimately produce watershed precedent in her state.”

“In 2019, an administrative law judge finalized Sommerville’s six-figure award.

Hobby Lobby appealed that ruling to the state’s appellate court, which affirmed the commission on Friday.”

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So women intending to use the restrooms at Hobby Lobby should beware. Confused men are now allowed to use their restrooms, and whereas some men may have full-on gender dysphoria and therefore are likely harmless, you never know when a guy is just playing the part to attack women when they are at their most vulnerable. And really Sommerville could have just used the men’s room, he had been for most of his life without an issue. But I guess he can’t profit off of being reasonable.