A fitness club owner in southwestern Ontario said Tuesday he has wasted tens of thousands of dollars fighting a legal battle with a transgender woman over which washrooms she should use, only to have the case thrown out by the Ontario Human Rights Commission."It's like I've been terrorized by this for years," said John Fulton, owner of Downtown Health Club for Women and Fulton Fitness in St. Catharines. "I wanted to take them to task. I didn't want to settle and pay them. I told them that they weren't going to get a penny from me. I didn't care if I ended up homeless because of this."Fulton would not divulge exactly how much money he spent on legal costs, but said most of the expenses went to paying his high-priced Toronto lawyer to prepare for trial........A complaint was filed against Fulton to the provincial human rights commission on Aug. 4, 2006. The complainant, Lisa MacDonald, never ended up joining Fulton's gym and no longer lives in St. Catharines.....
Thursday, November 12, 2009
BY LINDA NGUYEN AND ALLISON CROSS , CANWEST NEWS SERVICE NOVEMBER 10, 2009
Posted by De Sube at 11/12/2009 12:51:00 PM