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What are the legal responsibilities of the American Legion

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What are the legal responsibilities of the American Legion to provide to provide transgender facilities?
Our post is preparing to remodel the bathroom facilities. We currently have a mens bathroom with three urinals and three stalls. We also have a womens bathroom with four stalls.
If a veteran decides to change gender after their honorable service andis a member of the post uses the restroom of their current gender of identity. Do they also have the right to use either mens or womens facilities?
This was the case when, during a memorial day celebration the veteran put on their uniform properly for services and then used the mens facility. Later changes to civilian clothes and uses the female facilities.
Does this also mean that if a person declares that they are homosexual that they can use the facilities of their choice randomly?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 4 months ago.
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.
Contrary to what some people seem to believe, there is no law yet saying you have to have a transgender bathroom. One or two states have passed laws regarding for or against transgender facilities, but there is no law in MD mandating them. Right now under MD law, there is no law saying you have to let a male "self identify" and use the female facilities. Right now there is no law though and if you are remodeling and can make single unisex bathrooms that is the way to avoid any issues in the future.

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