Craig To the editor:
The Colorado legislature and Governor Ritter have recently passed and put into effect Senate Bill 08-200.
This Act is intended to promote nondiscrimination against various kinds of people in Colorado including those marked by disability, race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, national origin or ancestry.
In other words, all people of Colorado are entitled by this law to enter and participate in any "place of public accommodation," which includes bathhouse, swimming pool, bath, steam or massage parlor and gymnasium.
This all sounds very good at first, but when one begins to consider having people of various sexual orientations or perceived orientations entering various bath houses and dressing rooms one begins to wonder about the wisdom and moral stance of our legislators.
I, for one, do not look forward in happy expectation to having my wife exposed to biological men in her dressing room, regardless of what their belief is about their own sex.
Readers of this letter should understand that in the Colorado legislature, all but one Democrat voted for this bill and all but one Republican voted against it.
If you are interested in this matter, I would recommend that you look at citizenlink.org and click on "Coloradoans Deserve Better Than SB 200."
Write to your legislators and tell them what you think about this kind of legislation.
Edward Manring, M.D., M.S.