“One sorority member walked down the hall to take a shower, wearing only a towel. She felt an unsettling presence, turned, and saw Mr. Smith watching her silently,” the lawsuit alleges.
“An adult human male does not become a woman just because he tells others that he has a female ‘gender identity’ and behaves in what he believes to be a stereotypically female manner,” the lawsuit claims.
The sorority’s executive director, Kari Kittrell Poole, has refuted the women’s allegations.
Without going into detail, Poole told the Associated Press that the complaint “contains numerous false allegations.”
She added that the sorority does not discriminate based on gender identity.
The lawsuit claims that Langford frequently acted inappropriately in front of her sorority sisters, including once when she “had an erection visible through his leggings.”
“Other times, he has had a pillow in his lap,” the lawsuit adds. “Smith [Langford] repeatedly questioned the women about what vaginas look like, breast cup size, whether women were considering breast reductions and birth control.”
The manual also states that it welcomes “women” and “individuals who identify as women.”
The women request that Langford’s Kappa Kappa Gamma membership be revoked and that unspecified damages be awarded.