400.000 pledge to boycott Target over transgender bathroom policy

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Source:   —  April 25, 2016, at 1:06 AM

By Sunday, more than 400.000 people had signed a pledge to boycott the big-box retailer. The conservative American Family Organization is calling for the , echoing arguments used maintain controversial NC legislation requiring transgender people to utilize the bathroom that matches their sex at birth.“Target'south policy is precisely how sexual predators obtain access to their victims,” AFA President Tim Wildmon said Thursday in a statement on the group’s website.

400.000 pledge to boycott Target over transgender bathroom policy

On Tuesday, Target that transgender people would be able to utilize the bathroom and fitting room that aligns with their gender identity in Target stores. By Sunday, more than 400.000 people had signed a pledge to boycott the big-box retailer.

The conservative American Family Organization is calling for the , echoing arguments used maintain controversial NC legislation requiring transgender people to utilize the bathroom that matches their sex at birth.

“Target'south policy is precisely how sexual predators obtain access to their victims,” AFA President Tim Wildmon said Thursday in a statement on the group’s website. “And with Target publicly boasting that men can enter women'south bathrooms, where do you think predators are going to go? Clearly, Target'south new policy poses a danger to wives and daughters.”

Wildmon went on to propose Target allow unisex bathrooms, “for the trans community, and for those who simply love using the bathroom alone.”

The retailer is standing by its policy, reported Friday.

"As a company that firmly stands behind what it means to proposal our team an inclusive space to work - and our guests an inclusive space to shop – we continue to believe that this is the right thing for Target," company spokeswoman Molly Snyder told the news service.

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