Thursday, April 28, 2016

Bathrooms And More.

The news media sank their teeth into Target’s non-discrimination policy but Target is not alone.
How other stores are handling transgender bathroom policies
USA Today
By Hadley Malcolm
April 27, 2016

Retailers are weighing in on the question of transgender rights as momentum builds against Target, whose stance on which bathroom transgender customers and employees can use in stores has sparked major backlash from customers who say they're going to stop shopping there.

Starbucks, Hudson's Bay Co. — parent company to Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue — and Barnes & Noble all told USA TODAY that employees and customers in their stores are welcome to use the bathroom of the gender they identify with.

Starbucks spokeswoman Jaime Riley said the company is "looking into additional opportunities to have more gender-neutral signage in our restrooms where jurisdictions allow it."
"HBC respects and affirms each person’s right to self-identify and access facilities that reflect their gender identity," spokeswoman Tiffany Bourré said.

"As a company, Barnes & Noble treats all employees and customers with dignity and respect," spokeswoman Mary Ellen Keating said. "For our transgender employees and customers, that means that they are allowed to use the bathroom of the gender they identify with."
And other stores also have non-discrimination policies including Sears Holdings, Barnes & Noble, and Starbucks have signed on to the HRC open letter denouncing the law.

All these store polices are doing is obeying the law.

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