Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Target stands Firm on Trans Bathroom Policy

The American Family Association decided to attack Target over their bathroom policy last week. Target took a supportive stance for transgender rights by allowing anyone to use the bathroom that represents their gender identity. Well, the haters couldn't sit still on this one, so they created a petition to boycott Target.

So far, this boycott/petition has more than 517,000 signatures. AFA is proud of this, hoping Target will change their minds. However, Target is standing firm with their policy.

Here's more from USA Today:
"We certainly respect that there are a wide variety of perspectives and opinions," says Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder. "As a company that firmly stands behind what it means to offer our team an inclusive place to work — and our guests an inclusive place to shop — we continue to believe that this is the right thing for Target."

She added that hundreds of Target stores "have single-stall, family restrooms for those who may be more comfortable with that option."

Target made its position public in a blog post last week, stating that the company welcomes "transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity." The announcement comes as legislation on transgender issues in multiple states has spurred several major corporations and businesses to take a stance on LGBT rights.
So in all, Target has no f**ks to give over a list of silly bigots and their woes.

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