Why a Dem ACLU Leader Resigned Over Obama's Trans Bathroom Policy
The head of the ACLU's Georgia chapter resigned because of President Obama's transgender directive requiring public schools to allow students to use the bathroom of the gender they identify with.
Maya Dillard Smith told The Kelly File she took a stand on the issue after witnessing three transgender young adults over six feet tall with deep voices enter a women's restroom, which frightened her elementary school age daughters.
She said the ACLU didn't provide "the opportunity for robust discourse on the competing civil rights" of LGBT equality and religious freedom.
Smith, a Democrat, said she is open-minded about the issue and wanted to learn more about it through a debate, but the ACLU was not agreeable to it.
She added that the same thing applies in the case of religious freedom bills that have been passed in the United States.
"It became very evident to me that the ACLU and myself were simply principally and philosophically unaligned on a number of issues," she said.
Watch the full interview above.