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Lawsuit over transgender gym member can continue

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A woman said her membership at a Planet Fitness gym in Midland was wrongfully terminated after she told other woman about a transgender gym member who was using the women's locker room.

A lawsuit over a transgender person using the women's locker room at a gym can continue.

The Michigan Appeals Court says Yvette Cormier can argue that her rights were violated under the state's consumer-protection law.

Cormier says a Planet Fitness in Midland terminated her membership after she told other women about a transgender gym member who was using the women's locker room.

Planet Fitness has an unwritten policy that people can use the locker room that matches their gender identity.

But Cormier says the gym didn't tell her that.

This is the second time Cormier's case has gone to the appeals court.

Earlier this year the Michigan Supreme Court sent the case back to the appeals court. 

Lauren Talley is Michigan Radio’s Morning Edition producer. She produces and edits studio interviews and feature stories, and helps manage the “Mornings in Michigan” series. Lauren also serves as the lead substitute host for Morning Edition.
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