Maya Dillard Smith Resigns from ACLU over Transgender Bathrooms-Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
Maya Dillard Smith, an interim director at the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), resigned after her daughters were “visibly frightened” by men using a women’s bathroom.
Reports that Maya Dillard Smith resigned as the executive director of ACLU’s Georgia chapter over the organization’s support of transgender rights appear to be true.
LifeSiteNews Daily News, a website run by a Canadian pro-life non-profit group called Campaign Life Coalition, reported Maya Dillard Smith’s resignation from the ACLU’s Georgia chapter over its support of transgender bathroom use on May 31st.
The story, which appeared under the headline “State Leader Quits ACLU After Daughters Were ‘Visibly Frightened’ by Men Using Women’s Restroom,” begins:
The African-American woman who leads a state chapter of the ACLU has resigned, citing her own daughters’ “frightened” reaction to biological males using the women’s restroom.
The organization’s increasing focus on legislating the transgender lobby’s concerns pushed Maya Dillard Smith, interim director of the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, to tender her resignation.
“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,” she wrote.
The report of Maya Dillard Smith’s resignation was picked up by other conservative news outlets and quickly went viral amid national debate about public bathroom use by transgender individuals.
Maya Dillard Smith then appeared on Fox Business on June 3rd to confirm her resignation from the ACLU because she believes the organization’s support for transgender rights comes at the expense of young children. A video of that interview can be viewed here.
The ACLU has declined to comment on the matter and has publicly called Maya Dillard Smith’s resignation a “personnel matter.”