Seven women are suing the Kappa Kappa Gamma (KKG) sorority after it was told to admit a male who identifies as transgender to the University of Wyoming (UW) chapter. Artemis Langford, 21, was accepted into KKG following a vote that was held after he submitted an admission form last September.
As a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Langford, who is 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs approximately 260 pounds, is allowed to live in the KKG house, which accommodates up to 50 women. Though he currently lives outside of the sorority house, he is set to move into the residence within the year, where he would have access to the shared shower facilities.
Though Langford resides elsewhere for the time being, women allege that he frequently sits in the second-floor common area, watching the women.
The seven anonymous women, all of whom who are either current or previous members of the UW sorority chapter, filed the lawsuit on March 27 against the sorority and its council president, Mary Pat Rooney. Langford is referred to by the pseudonym “Terry Smith” in the legal documents, which uses male pronouns to address him. The plaintiffs are requesting that the court void Langford’s membership in KKG.
Court records reveal that the young women are alleging Langford had been voyeuristically peeping on them while they were in intimate situations, and, in at least one occasion, had a visible erection while doing so.