An injunction has been ordered towards a person who threatened to kill a transgender lady after she used the ladies’s locker room at a Nashua Planet Health health club earlier this 12 months, the New Hampshire legal professional basic’s workplace mentioned Monday.
The Hillsborough County Superior Courtroom-Southern District discovered that Marc Bernier violated the state’s Civil Rights Act when he made the threats based mostly “upon his perception that she mustn’t have used the ladies’s locker room as a result of (of) her gender and Mr. Bernier’s notion of her gender,” Lawyer Common Gordon MacDonald’s workplace mentioned in a statement.
Bernier repeatedly made threats to the opposite health club patron on March 17 after he realized she is transgender and used the locker room to alter her garments, officers mentioned.
“The courtroom enjoined Mr. Bernier from contacting the sufferer, from knowingly coming inside 250 ft of the sufferer, and from coming into the Planet Health situated at 18 Northwest Boulevard in Nashua,” the assertion says. “The injunction will final for one 12 months.”
Bernier should additionally pay a $three,000 civil penalty with all besides $500 suspended for one 12 months beneath the situation that he adjust to the phrases of the injunction, in line with MacDonald’s workplace.
NH AG NEWS RELEASE: Injunction Ordered in Gordon J. MacDonald, Lawyer Common v. Marc Bernier Primarily based on Violations of the Civil Rights Act pic.twitter.com/t5r43Fh3DU
— NH DOJ (@NH_DOJ) November 4, 2019