WOW! America has spoken! Americans across the country have been speaking out about the recent press release by target to be “inclusive” towards transgenders.
n our stores, we demonstrate our commitment to an inclusive experience in many ways. Most relevant for the conversations currently underway, we welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.
We regularly assess issues and consider many factors such as impact to our business, guests and team members. Given the specific questions these legislative proposals raised about how we manage our fitting rooms and restrooms, we felt it was important to state our position.
Everyone deserves to feel like they belong. And you’ll always be accepted, respected and welcomed at Target
The AFA (American Family Association) started the petition almost as soon as the announcement was made.
Now the AFA petition isnt calling for a witch hunt for all transgender their petition offers an alternative solution for transgender.
One solution is a common-sense approach and a reasonable solution to the issue of transgendered customers: a unisex bathroom. Target should keep separate facilities for men and women, but for the trans community and for those who simply like using the bathroom alone, a single occupancy unisex option should be provided
However Target has taken the opposite stance thinking that anyone uncomfortable with transgender using the bathrooms (or changing rooms) should use the single “family” bathrooms. According to 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.”
Anyone want to take a guess at how long those lines would be if every parent used that room with their kids? Wouldn’t it be much easier to send the 30,006 individuals who have officially changed their sex with the SS office to the “family” bathrooms?