Hate groups are encouraging boycotts
because it welcomes people to use the restroom appropriate to their gender. Target refuses to buy into the haters' myth that this somehow presents a danger.
Kroger has drawn national attention
by affirming the sign seen in a Kroger store in Georgia about the provision of unisex bathrooms in the store. Target also provides single-stall "family" restrooms for those who'd prefer not to share a restroom with anyone. That's not good enough for the haters at the American Family Association, the Family Council or the Republican legislators sure to push a bathroom bill in Arkansas. (What will Asa do?)
Good for Target and Kroger. I'll continue to shop there, happy to know adherents of hate groups won't be joining me.
But, I wondered, what about the Arkansas retail behemoth, Walmart
? I asked their news department for a corporate view on use of restrooms by transgender people. To the company's credit, its employment policy specifically protects transgender people from discrimination. No response as yet from the corporate office.