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Target Defends Unpopular Uni-Sex Bathroom Policy

Target is sticking with its plan to open all of its single-sex bathrooms and changing rooms to members of the opposite sex, despite a public boycott and a new poll showing growing public support for single-sex bathrooms.

“We certainly respect that there are a wide variety of perspectives and opinions,” company spokeswoman Molly Snyder told USA Today.

“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 said, adding that the company has “single-stall, family restrooms for those who may be more comfortable with that option.”

The statement came as the #BoycottTarget petition reached over 550,000 signers in less than a week.

On April 19, the Target retail corporation released a statement telling shoppers and employees that “inclusivity is a core belief” and insisting the chain welcomes “transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.”

“Gender identity” is a term invented and used to bolster the claim that some men may wish to live and dress like women, and that some women wish to live and dress like men.

Almost immediately irate customers flooded Target’s social media accounts with complaints and pledges they’ll never shop at Target again. Not long after the announcement, the American Family Association launched its #BoycottTarget effort to remind Target that many customers don’t want their wives and children exposed to potential predators in Target bathrooms and changing rooms.

Only a day or so later the boycott effort had garnered over 200,000 signatures. Now, just under a week after Target’s announcement, the same petition has reached over 550,000 signers.


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