This Black ACLU Director Just Quit — The Reason Might Surprise You

Any parents who care about their daughters’ modesty, privacy, and safety in intimate facilities like restrooms and locker rooms should oppose “transgender” policies that allow men access.

Political affiliation shouldn’t matter. Apparently it didn’t for one black liberal. She rose above the fray and took a stand against men pretending to be women using women’s facilities.

Life Site News reported that Maya Dillard Smith, interim director for the so-called American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in Georgia, which pushes these policies, quit after she and her daughters encountered grown men in a restroom. An excerpt (emphasis added):

“I have shared my personal experience of having taken my elementary school age daughters into a women’s restroom when shortly after three transgender young adults, over six feet [tall] with deep voices, entered,” [Smith] wrote.

“My children were visibly frightened, concerned about their safety and left asking lots of questions for which I, like many parents, was ill-prepared to answer,” she continued.

In a statement, she said that the ACLU has become “a special interest organization that promotes not all, but certain progressive rights.”

The “hierarchy of rights” the ACLU chooses to defend or ignore, she wrote, is “based on who is funding the organization’s lobbying activities.” She did not elaborate on the group’s funding.

The progressive and “unapologetically black” woman drew the line when it came to her daughters’ well-being.

“I found myself principally and philosophically unaligned with the organization,” Smith said. “I understood it to be the ACLU’s goal to delicately balance competing rights to ensure that any infringements are narrowly tailored, that they do not create a hierarchy of rights, and that we are mindful of unintended consequences.”

As Life Site News noted, Georgia is part of a coalition of states that filed suit (see BCN’s post for video) against the federal government for directing state government schools to allow men to use women’s restrooms and changing rooms on penalty of losing federal funding. They called it “a massive social experiment, flouting the democratic process, and running roughshod over commonsense policies protecting children and basic privacy rights.”

One “transgender activist” didn’t like what Smith had to say, calling her lazy, ill-educated, and the b-word.

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  1. Blacks should take that as intended from the gay agenda and the Democrat Party in general: they will never be good enough no matter what. They cannot think for themselves. The liberal lie is alive & strong. Congrats to ex-ACLUer for getting away from insane ideologies.

  2. Instead of feeding the hysteria, she should have used this as a teaching incident. Why did it take this incident to make her leave? She’s a director and it doesn’t appear she had a short tenure. Living in Atlanta, her daughters have been exposed to gay/lesbian/transgender at every turn. The population here is huge. There is so much more to this story and I am very skeptical of her choice.

  3. What does the fact she is black have to do with it? I see a Mother who puts her children’s safety and well-being over a sick ideology agenda. Kudos to Maya Smith