Michigan Supreme Court orders new look at Planet Fitness transgender lawsuit

Published: Apr. 12, 2018 at 12:33 PM EDT
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(4/12/2018) - The Michigan Supreme Court has ordered the Michigan Court of Appeals to take a second look at a lawsuit involving the transgender-friendly policy at a Midland gym.

Yvette Cormier sued Planet Fitness after her membership was cancelled when she allegedly warned people about a transgender woman at the club.

Planet Fitness advertises itself as being a "Judgment-Free Zone" and allows people use the locker room that matches their identity.

Cormier sued the club, claiming breach of contract for barring her from the club. The appeals court ruled against her last year.

But the Supreme Court ruled this week that appeals judges should consider Cormier's claim under the Michigan Consumer Protection Act.

There was no timetable for when the appeals court would rule on the case again.