Target Announces Customers May Use Restroom, Fitting Room Corresponding With ‘Gender Identity’

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The retail giant Target has announced that it will now allow employees and customers to use the restroom or fitting room that corresponds with their “gender identity.”

The corporate headquarters posted its announcement to its website on Tuesday, stating that it wished to outline its stance on the issue in light of discussions over recent laws passed in North Carolina and Mississippi.

“Inclusivity is a core belief at Target. It’s something we celebrate,” Target officials wrote. “We stand for equality and equity, and strive to make our guests and team members feel accepted, respected and welcomed in our stores and workplaces every day.”

The company then outlined that restrooms and fitting rooms in stores may be used in accordance with one’s preferred gender.

“In 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,” the company said.

Target also expressed its support for the federal Equality Act, a bill introduced in Congress last July that would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to “include sex, sexual orientation and gender identity among the prohibited categories of discrimination or segregation in places of public accommodation.”

“Target proudly stands with the LGBT community through all that we do, from our partnerships with organizations like the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), to our volunteer efforts, and even the products we sell,” Caroline Wanga, Target’s senior director of diversity and inclusion, said in a statement last September.

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Company executives reiterated their support on Tuesday and said that recent laws on restroom use prompted them to provide their store policy publicly.

“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,” Target’s announcement said.

Comments under the blog post were mixed, but with the majority expressing strong disapproval.

“I will no longer be shopping at Target,” one former customer wrote. “It is your right as a business to establish policies, but … you will also have to deal with the consequences.”

“I’m done too!” another stated. “I am not being respected when I have to share a restroom or fitting room with someone who is of the opposite sex!”

“I’m closing down my red card account and no longer shopping at Target. This is a privacy invasion and I’m am not comfortable with it!” a third remarked. “Plenty of other stores to shop at. You are losing a very loyal customer. Shopped there at least 5xs a week. Bye!”

As previously reported, Target has also expressed their support for homosexuality in their company advertisements, releasing a commercial in 2014 that features two lesbian women who are preparing a room for the arrival of a child.

“I’m Amanda, and I’m Cat,” the ad begins. “And we’re having a baby!”

Some noted that it is impossible for two women to have a baby and that the child has a father somewhere in the world.


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  • Nidalap

    So the new-minted “right to perversion” trumps the customers’ right to feel safe while using the restroom. Don’t leave the kids unattended folks…

    • Patrick Van Der Ven

      I would always counsel that you do not leave your kids unattended when using any type public lavatory. Sexual predators are sex predators and will offend where-ever opportunity arises. I, however, have never heard of a transgender person going through a sex change and painful hormone therapy so she can molest girls or boys. I have heard of transsexuals being assaulted by heterosexual men in unisex toilets.

      • Nidalap

        So, you’ve heard somewhere that they’re going to require them to actually have the surgery and whatnot first? I haven’t heard that.
        It seems to me that this kind of pronouncement applies to anyone who just says they “feel” like they’re the opposite gender today, or that hour…

        • Patrick Van Der Ven

          Well. From what I understand, pre-op transsexuals take oestrogen. These shrivel the testicles and almost make the penis inoperative.
          I am going to list the risks these people go through. Transgender people refer to their penis as a mistake ( I am concentrating on male-female gender realignment.)

          Taking oestrogen increases the risk of blood clots. Blood clots can cause death, permanent lung damage (clot in the lungs), permanent brain damage (stroke), heart attack, or chronic problems with the veins in your legs. The risk of blood clots is much higher for smokers, especially those who are age 40 or over.

          Taking oestrogen changes the way your body metabolizes and stores fat. Taking oestrogen can increase deposits of fat around your internal organs, which is associated with increased risk for diabetes and heart disease. Oestrogen also increases the risk of gallstones, which can block your gallbladder. If you have chest or abdominal pain, you should see a medical professional right away.

          In some people oestrogen causes nausea and vomiting, similar to morning sickness in pregnant women. Oestrogen can also cause headaches or migraines. If you are experiencing frequent headaches/migraines or the pain is unusually bad, or if you are vomiting for more than a couple of days, talk to a health professional. Oestrogen can also cause increased blood pressure.

          With breast growth there is often an increase in milky discharge from the nipples (galactorrhea). This is caused by the oestrogen stimulating the production of the hormone called prolactin, which in turn stimulates breast ducts to form milk. It is not known whether this increases the risk of non-cancerous tumours of the pituitary gland, which produces prolactin (prolactinoma). Although prolactinoma is usually not life-threatening, it can damage vision and cause headaches. For this reason, blood levels of prolactin are usually checked for at least three years when you start taking oestrogen, and further tests may be ordered if prolactin levels are very high or if prolactinoma is suspected.

          It is not known if oestrogen increases the risks of breast cancer. There have been cases of people who have developed breast cancer after starting hormones. Risks of breast cancer are increased if you have a family history of breast cancer, have been taking oestrogen and/or progestagens for more than 5 years, are age 50+, or are overweight. Talk with your health care provider about screening tests that can be done to catch early signs of breast cancer.

          Anti-androgens

          Anti-androgen medications work by blocking the effects of testosterone. For example, they will help slow male-pattern baldness, reduce growth of facial hair, and stop spontaneous/morning erections. They are not needed if one has undergone a bilateral orchidectomy (removal of both testicles).

          Anti-androgen drugs are often prescribed in addition to oestrogen, as the two have effects that complement each other. Taking anti-androgens reduces the amount of oestrogen you need to get the same effects, which minimizes the health risks associated with high doses of oestrogen. Anti-androgen drugs can be prescribed alone for those who want to reduce ‘masculine’ characteristics for a more androgynous appearance, as it’s less ‘feminizing’ than oestrogen.

          So it seems far fetched to me at best that trans-gendered people are going through all that to get into female toilets.

        • Patrick Van Der Ven

          Well. From what I understand, pre-op transsexuals take oestrogen.
          These shrivel the testicles and almost make the penis inoperative.
          I
          am going to list the risks these people go through. Transgender people
          refer to their penis as a mistake ( I am concentrating on male-female
          gender realignment.)

          Taking oestrogen increases the risk of blood
          clots. Blood clots can cause death, permanent lung damage (clot in the
          lungs), permanent brain damage (stroke), heart attack, or chronic
          problems with the veins in your legs. The risk of blood clots is much
          higher for smokers, especially those who are age 40 or over.

          Taking
          oestrogen changes the way your body metabolizes and stores fat. Taking
          oestrogen can increase deposits of fat around your internal organs,
          which is associated with increased risk for diabetes and heart
          disease. Oestrogen also increases the risk of gallstones, which can
          block your gallbladder. If you have chest or abdominal pain, you should
          see a medical professional right away.

          In some people oestrogen
          causes nausea and vomiting, similar to morning sickness in pregnant
          women. Oestrogen can also cause headaches or migraines. If you are
          experiencing frequent headaches/migraines or the pain is unusually
          bad, or if you are vomiting for more than a couple of days, talk to a
          health professional. Oestrogen can also cause increased blood
          pressure.

          With breast growth there is often an increase in milky
          discharge from the nipples (galactorrhea). This is caused by the
          oestrogen stimulating the production of the hormone called prolactin,
          which in turn stimulates breast ducts to form milk. It is not known
          whether this increases the risk of non-cancerous tumours of the
          pituitary gland, which produces prolactin (prolactinoma). Although
          prolactinoma is usually not life-threatening, it can damage vision and
          cause headaches. For this reason, blood levels of prolactin are usually
          checked for at least three years when you start taking oestrogen, and
          further tests may be ordered if prolactin levels are very high or if
          prolactinoma is suspected.

          It is not known if oestrogen increases
          the risks of breast cancer. There have been cases of people who have
          developed breast cancer after starting hormones. Risks of breast cancer
          are increased if you have a family history of breast cancer, have
          been taking oestrogen and/or progestagens for more than 5 years, are age
          50+, or are overweight. Talk with your health care provider about
          screening tests that can be done to catch early signs of breast cancer.

          Anti-androgens

          Anti-androgen
          medications work by blocking the effects of testosterone. For example,
          they will help slow male-pattern baldness, reduce growth of facial hair,
          and stop spontaneous/morning erections. They are not needed if one
          has undergone a bilateral orchidectomy (removal of both testicles).

          Anti-androgen
          drugs are often prescribed in addition to oestrogen, as the two have
          effects that complement each other. Taking anti-androgens reduces the
          amount of oestrogen you need to get the same effects, which minimizes
          the health risks associated with high doses of oestrogen. Anti-androgen
          drugs can be prescribed alone for those who want to reduce ‘masculine’
          characteristics for a more androgynous appearance, as it’s less
          ‘feminizing’ than oestrogen.So it seems far fetched to me at best
          that trans-gendered people are going through all that to get into
          female toilets. Also just so you are aware of it most transsexuals
          regard themselves as heterosexual women and are more interested in adult
          male sexual contact. source information gendercentre website.

          • Holley Bolt

            Thx for the education. Seriously, ppl just don’t know & ignorance isn’t bliss. Just wish they had a healthier mind set

          • Patrick Van Der Ven

            Hi Holly, I hate discrimination in all forms, whether it is against the LGBTIQ , community, religion, colour., age, size or anything else that people can use to hurt or demean others. I wanted to show how ridiculous the argument about restrooms is.

          • hytre64

            So, you are then willing to Discriminate against those who *don’t* believe that females (ie. physically having female genitalia) should go to the bathroom, disrobe, shower, etc. alongside those who are male (ie. physically having male genitalia)?

            It is discrimination one way or the other, the question is whose rights should prevail?

          • Patrick Van Der Ven

            That would never happen. We have moved from toilets to showers. In fact females transsexuals are embarrassed about having a penis.

          • hytre64

            There are currently lawsuits about just this issue in schools. The Federal Government is threatening to withhold funding from schools where a male who believes himself female is demanding access to shower/change etc with the girls in the girls locker room. There is another case in the Federal courts where a teenage female (who believes herself male) has won the right to shower/change in the male locker room with teenage males.

            The schools had already made an accommodation of allowing the “transgendered” students to go to the bathroom, shower & change in either single-use or faculty-only single use bathrooms & locker rooms. Not good enough, according to their attorneys. They need to change and shower with the gender that they identify with, regardless of the rights of all of the other students.

            Don’t save “That would never happen” – especially when it is happening right now!

          • Nidalap

            Yes indeed. And other mentally ill people have their perfectly healthy limbs cut off too. All very brave, if you choose to view it that way.
            Mental illness needs to be treated, not encouraged…

          • Patrick Van Der Ven

            The issue here is bathrooms. These people present no threat at all and suddenly the Evangelicals are looking for someone to persecute. So let’s stay on the subject.

          • Nidalap

            The issue here is mental illness, and the use of law to attempt to force normalization of it upon society.
            The vast majority of women don’t want a man to be able to walk into their restrooms at will. Once, you yourself would have been first to say they shouldn’t have to put up with such a thing. Now your peers tell you that’s not how you’re supposed to THINK.

          • Patrick Van Der Ven

            I am against people who are men going into female, however, transgendered people are not going to female toilets other than to relieve themselves in a safe environment. Transgender women regards themselves at heterosexual women, and here as you are aware have either realigned or in the process of realigning.

        • Josey

          Exactly, that is the concern most have I think, not those that actually had transgender surgery although that is unnatural but that is their decision and they have to give account before God for that but those one’s are not my concern, I am concerned with pervs who will put a dress on to get a picture or eye girls and women in restrooms and shower facilities or harass them, how long before men just claim they can go into the women’s facilities w/out even having a dress on? That is going on in Europe now with some muslims at public swimming pools.

        • Holley Bolt

          U would be able to weed out those individuals. Like the other guy said, predators exist & will take advantage of opportunities in any public bathroom circumnstance they could. We’re not currently save from them.

    • gizmo23

      You have been using bathrooms with transgendered people for years

      • hytre64

        Proof?

    • Josey

      My teenage grand daughter will be armed with mace and she knows self defense, I wouldn’t leave a little one alone in any public bathroom but as they get older, make sure they can defend themselves and arming them with mace will help plus covering them in prayer but I won’t give any business to Target now after this, they could have built a separate restroom for those that are gender confused but oh, that might insinuate we think they aren’t normal so they want to force ppl to assure them they are normal and when they are not and need help so they refuse using a separate restroom. It’s going to lead to cases of men who dress up as women so they can video girls in the stall next to them and lead to abuse of girls and women by perverts who put on a dress and pretend to be women. Hope Target is ready for the lawsuits. Every Christian should ban Target, we have to make a stand against this until Jesus comes. There are more of us than them, we have to turn the tide and stop this foolishness. I don’t relic the idea of sitting on a toilet either after a man peed all over it.

      • gizmo23

        You must live a strange life to never use a bathroom used by both sexes

        • hytre64

          I don’t use a bathroom that is used by both sexes at the same time.

  • John_33

    I stopped going to Target ever since they banned the Salvation Army from coming to their stores. They’ve been going downhill ever since.

    • gizmo23

      They give more than the SA ever collected. You live with false data

      • Southern living

        They give to their agenda. They booted the Salvation Army, who is an amazing organization that has been around for a very long time..shame on Target.

        • gizmo23

          They give more now than the SA collected

      • John_33

        No false data. They banned the Salvation Army. That is a fact.

        • gizmo23

          They don’t allow any groups to do it. What’s your point? SA doesn’t have a right to do it

          • John_33

            Right, and I don’t have to shop there. I don’t even know why you’re arguing here.

      • TheBottomline4This

        “Based on Target’s commitment to maintaining a distraction-free shopping experience for our guests, we do not allow Salvation Army bell ringers outside our store nationwide.” Target Corporation.

  • Monica C. Holland

    This is a victory for predators and child molesters. This is not about being transgendered – that is between you and God. Thank you Target; now a man who “identifies” as a woman can be in the bathroom with the children in my family. The little ones are never allowed in public bathrooms alone, but now I’m serving notice on all of the teens in my family to stay out of the bathrooms in Target and any Transgender Bathrooms unless you are with someone. Even if it is empty someone could come in behind you. Transgender civil rights… but what about the rights of the children.

  • TheBottomline4This

    Not surprised. I’m not going to boycott the store. There are a lot of companies that I should boycott for various reasons if that’s the case. It would only work if it were a majority of customers doing so.
    The minority who are pushing for this are wrong of course. If you were born male, you will die male. If you were born female, you will die female. Trans is an emotional/mental issue. Too bad they can’t accept their true self and reality.

    • gizmo23

      Look up photos of transgendered people and see if you can tell what sex they are without looking at private areas

      • TheBottomline4This

        What does that prove???

        • gizmo23

          It proves that transgendered people have been using bathrooms for years And these laws are passed with the sole purpose of hurting gay people.
          Would you want a person that in every way gives the appearance of a man but has female sex organs using a female bathroom? Don’t you think that would cause issues ?

          • TheBottomline4This

            Hurting gay people?

          • gizmo23

            These bathroom laws can’t be enforced and are a solution in search of a problem.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Trans is an emotional/mental issue. It is too bad they can’t accept their true self and reality. They live a lie.

          • gizmo23

            People should be allowed to live however they want

          • TheBottomline4This

            If it’s in truth, yes, if not, nope. I don’t dislike or hate people who can’t accept reality and who they were born (male or female), but i do pity them. Living a lie is sad.
            Are you trans?

          • gizmo23

            I am not trans or gay

          • Slidellman4life

            Wow! Did you really say that? Tell me you are joking.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Well I guess we can assume gizzy is for pedophiles, child pornographers, etc. I mean they are only choosing to live however they want to, right??? Of course gizzy will come back and say that if it’s consensual, then yes, but if it’s not consensual, then no. But wouldn’t that be blocking the pedos and child pornographers their rights???

          • Slidellman4life

            Consent has nothing to do with it. Gizmo is just another example of the low-grade morons who believe morality is defined by personal choice without considering what that actually means.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Oh I know, but they usually use consent in their replies and justifications for their wrong choices.

          • Slidellman4life

            And the key word is “wrong. “

          • gizmo23

            It would be nice if you cowards would talk to me instead of behind my back

          • gizmo23

            Talk to me please. Your statement is completely ridiculous of course

          • gizmo23

            It’s called freedom

          • Slidellman4life

            It proves lefties are perfectly willing to throw women and children under the bus for a very small minority who are identified by mental illness.

            Target will soon regret this. You are too stupid to see it.

          • gizmo23

            Troll, Flagged

  • Monica C. Holland

    This is a victory for predators and child molesters. This is not about being transgendered – that is between you and God. Thank you Target; now a man who “identifies” as a woman can be in the bathroom with the children in my family. The little ones are never allowed in public bathrooms alone, but now I’m serving notice on all of the teens in my family to stay out of the bathrooms in Target and any Transgender Bathrooms unless you are with someone. That includes the bathrooms at church. Even if it is empty someone could come in behind you. Transgender civil rights… but what about the rights of the children?

    • LadyFreeBird♥BlessedBeTheLord

      We who do not support all this no longer have any right. Women and Children have no rights.

  • Southern living

    I think heterosexual groups should sue Target for discrimination. They could also build another transgender only bathroom in every target since they are so accommodating. Maybe the transgender community will sue for that ~
    I declare my young sons now associate with dogs and they will from now on urinate outside … Plz have grass installed in front of every Target so my boys and others can urinate like canines. 😂

    • TheBottomline4This

      Aww that is sweet your sons are associating with dogs now and urinating outside. I’m glad your sons are acknowledging their real selves. (wink) I hope Target accommodates your sons.

    • LadyFreeBird♥BlessedBeTheLord

      Thank you for the laugh 🙂

    • Gott Mit Uns!

      Just take them over to PetsMart.

  • ComeOnPeople!

    I have a suggestion for all the political and soap box nonsense lurking around. How about we make all restroom single rooms with a door or hey how about port-a-johns or the old fashioned out house out back. All single stall rooms and then I as a woman will not have to worry about a male coming in where I am relieving myself. I could care less if he believes his penis is not there, the fact remains that it is there and I don’t care for it to be in the ladies room with me. There Problem solved. ONE ROOM, DOOR, OCCUPIED, WAIT TILL I’M DONE!

    • Josey

      I’m for that! A lot of restrooms at gas stations and mini marts have that but walmart and target have a lot more customers so might be quite a line, just saying.

    • TheBottomline4This

      It would be good to just have several single bathrooms then a person could go with less issues. But…if trans weren’t making this an issue we would continue on as we have all along. If you are male, go to the men’s room, if you are female, go to the women’s room. God made only 2 sexes…male and female. He makes no mistakes on what sex a person is. If they can’t accept the sex they were born, their issue is with God. It’s sad society is catering to this minority because of their emotional/mental issues.

      • ComeOnPeople!

        TRUE TRUE and my statement was meant to be just as silly as this restroom debate is. I was poking fun at the issue , which really has never been an issue. Look at my posts on the NC deal and you will see where I stand. I assure you I along with most of God fearing Americans , stand on the side of truth. A man denying the anatomy for which there can be no denying is spitting in the face of his Creator and worshiping the created. Reality is a hard pill to swallow for them and so sometimes I use my backward humor and sarcasm, simply out of shear frustration. Truly our society is now calling evil.. good and good… evil. It’s enough to make a sane person go mad unless they go to the rock and are broken. I love all people but I hate all sin. Sad that those who need love the most are confused and believe one must agree with them to love them. Guess they have never had children. Love the real kind… says no, says thats wrong, says that will destroy you, don’t play with fire or you will get burned, come away from the cliff you’re to close… Awe but alas all true Christians are cruel and won’t stay silent as people run towards the bridge that has gave way. Sorry GLBT some of us actually do love you the right way and want you to see that your agendas, your departure from reality, your denial of truth, will in the end destroy you.

        • TheBottomline4This

          Trust me, I got the backward humor and sarcasm. I wasn’t really directling my reply to you, but to those whose ignorance is their bliss. Sorry if it came across that way 🙂 I totally agree that it’s sad that those who need love the most are confused and believe one must agree with them to love them. If you don’t agree with them, then they think you hate them.

          • ComeOnPeople!

            True, true, true ! This new fickle kind of love isn’t love at all.

      • Jalapeno

        It’s an issue no matter what, unless you want to go back to pretending that they don’t exist. It could continue to be a non-issue if you just let people go in the bathroom that fits in the best with looks, as people have been doing for years.

        • TheBottomline4This

          I know they exist. They are the ones with the problems. The are the sex they were born, male or female. They are the ones who want to pretend the sex they were born doesn’t exist. They are the pretenders.

          • Jalapeno

            Okay..so they exist. People who were born as one thing and identify as the other exist.

            Glad we cleared that up.

            So..the next step is figuring out how to properly deal with it within society…is it better to force people who look like men to use the womens bathroom, or is it better to let them try to blend in?

            Even if you’re completely unconcerned with how the trans people feel…(of course you are)…is it better for the women to have people who look like men in there with them? Is DNA the only thing that matters in the bathroom?

          • TheBottomline4This

            So the minority takes priority over the majority???
            Be careful what you fight for dear. It could come back to bite ya 🙂

          • Jalapeno

            …Did you even read?

            I even acknowledged that you likely don’t care about how the trans people feel…so I was talking about how to deal with it from, for instance, the perspective of the women in the bathroom.

          • TheBottomline4This

            They are the ones who need to “deal”…with reality. Why are you wanting to enable them???

          • Jalapeno

            Did you expect them to not use any bathrooms at all or something?

            The choice is between forcing someone who looks like a man, has facial hair, identifies as a man, and has a mans name to be in the womens bathroom..

            or someone who was born a man but wears a skirt and makeup..has her nails all done up..

            Which one would you rather have in the womens bathroom? Which one do you think would make life harder on everyone involved? Do you think people care more about DNA or which societal role the people fall into?

          • TheBottomline4This

            They have been “sneaking” into the bathroom of the gender they “think” they are for a while now. Why change it??? If they needed to make it a social issue, then this minority has accomplished that. Why are you wanting to enable them??? Are you a trans?

          • Jalapeno

            Other people are getting freaked out by the idea.

            So can’t you understand why some people think it’d be less of a problem to put people in by what gender they fall into at a quick glance instead of insisting on doing it based on DNA?

          • TheBottomline4This

            To be clear, I understand what you’re saying, but nope is my answer.

          • Jalapeno

            So..you can’t understand why people would feel that.

            I sense a severe lack of empathy. You’d think it wouldn’t be difficult at all to understand why a woman would rather have someone who doesn’t look like a guy in the bathroom.

          • TheBottomline4This

            You think you’re a mind reader, lol. To quote you, “…Did you even read?”
            I said I understand what you said, I just don’t agree with it.
            Why are you wanting to enable them? Can you answer that?

          • Jalapeno

            I literally asked if you couldn’t understand why they would feel that way.

            You said that you understood the question but that “nope”. If you say “nope” to “can you understand why they would feel that way”…

          • TheBottomline4This

            Why are you wanting to enable them?

          • Jalapeno

            I want to pay attention to which situation is better for everyone involved.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Back to my question…So the minority takes priority over the majority???

          • Jalapeno

            I acknowledged that you don’t care about how the trans people feel.

            If you didn’t notice..I’m coming at this from the perspective of everyone else who is using the bathrooms.

          • TheBottomline4This

            So, you’re coming from the minority’s perspective. Do the minority wishes trump the majority’s wishes?

          • Jalapeno

            …Uhm.

            How is “everyone else who has to use the bathroom” the minority?

          • TheBottomline4This

            Trans are in the minority. Who else is there in your perspective of “everyone else”?

          • Jalapeno

            Everyone else who is in the bathroom..

            Say theres a trans person in the bathroom with 4 other cis women.

            Obviously you don’t care about the trans, and I’m focusing on the other 4.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Why are you SO concerned about this issue? Are you trans?

          • Jalapeno

            Nope. I just have this silly thing where I have empathy.

            So…you understand that I’m talking about the cis people and if it’d be better to have someone who was born a girl in there as opposed to someone who looks like a girl?

          • TheBottomline4This

            Empathy for a lie?? Hmm.
            If born a female, use the women’s bathroom. If born a male, use the men’s bathroom.

          • Jalapeno

            I’d rather not have someone who looks like Aydian Dowling in the bathroom with me.

            Are you not capable of understanding why someone wouldn’t?

          • TheBottomline4This

            If these people can’t accept who they truly are, the sex they were born, maybe they need to hold it or stay home. You do realize that they have emotional/mental issues in thinking they are the opposite sex?
            I’ve never heard of Aydian, so I’ll assume it’s a man pretending to be a woman or vice versa.

          • Jalapeno

            Why are you so insistent on talking only about the trans people?

            I’m talking about the other people involved.

            It’s a trans guy, someone who very obviously should not be in the womens bathroom.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Aren’t’ the trans the ones who started this whole bathroom issue???

            So it’s a woman who thinks she’s a guy?

          • Jalapeno

            You’re unconcerned with the trans people though, that much is clear.

            So..I’m talking about the other 4 people in the bathroom with him.

            Are you unconcerned with them too..only worried about trying to convince people that they are just awful liars that are ruining everyone elses life?

          • TheBottomline4This

            You’re really concerned about my “unconcern” for trans people. I don’t dislike them or hate them, but I’m not going to enable them. What’s next on what the majority is supposed to change??? What group will cry we need to do this or that to accommodate their bullying ways. It’s known that trans have been going to the bathroom of the sex they think they are for a long time, so why change anything.
            I’m more concerned about the trans emotional/mental issues they have. Are you?

          • Jalapeno

            Not concerned at all with your lack of caring for a minority.

            I’m asking why you’re not concerned with the 4 women in the bathroom that don’t want someone who looks like a guy in there.

          • TheBottomline4This

            If the person in the bathroom was born male, then he who is pretending to be a she needs to head out the door and go to the men’s bathroom.

          • Jalapeno

            What about the other 4 women? What if they don’t want to be in the bathroom with someone who identifies as male? What if they’d rather be in there with someone who identifies as male and don’t care about their genetics?

          • TheBottomline4This

            What I’ve said above will answer that. If you were born male, go to the men’s room. If you were born female, go to the women’s. That is my answer. I’m not sure what you’re not understanding.

          • Jalapeno

            Sure..sure..someone who looks like a guy goes into the womens room. You get your wish.

            What about the other 4 women in there? Are you that unconcerned with them?

          • TheBottomline4This

            If the “other 4 women” were born female and a woman who think she’s a male comes in looking like a male, I’d just stand there and look at her. What threat would she be just because she “looks” like a guy?

          • Jalapeno

            What threat would they be just because she used to have a penis?

          • TheBottomline4This

            Well that went over your head.
            Maybe I’ll check back on this tomorrow.
            Have a nice evening.

          • Jalapeno

            Well..isn’t that your standard?

            Whether they’re a threat? After all…you think it’s not a big deal for someone who looks like a guy to be in there because they’re..not a threat.

            So..why would someone who used to have a penis be a problem?

          • TheBottomline4This

            Sorry, I meant to get back to this sooner, but life got in the way.
            I will come back to this…but only for a short time. You’re going back and forth on a point I feel I addressed earlier is getting laborious. But I’ll try to tolerate a few more exchanges.
            If a man who had his p removed is in the women’s bathroom because his emotional/mental issues make him think he’s a woman, then no, he needs to head over to the men’s bathroom. He IS a man, penis or not. He was born a male and will die a male. If a man gets into a horrible accident and they have to remove his p, does that not make him a man anymore? Is a woman who has had breast cancer and had to have her breasts removed not a woman to you?
            As for the “other 4 women in the room”? I had a couple of friends read this exchange and they also wonder what you are really meaning by “What about the other 4 women in there? Are you that unconcerned with them?” ??? It isn’t quite clear to them and I must admit I thought I had addressed what I thought you were meaning, but after going over it again with them, it is a bit vague.

          • Jalapeno

            “does that not make him a man anymore? Is a woman who has had breast cancer and had to have her breasts removed not a woman to you?”

            I’m the one who’s saying that your sex ISN’T based on your genitals.

            “As for the “other 4 women in the room”? ”

            You’ve repeatedly accused me of ignoring the needs of the many in order to protect the minority..but you’ve yet to even acknowledge that the other people in the bathroom might not want someone in there based on their DNA instead of what they identify as.

            I do not want someone who identifies as a man in the bathroom with me. I am part of the “normal majority” that you kept accusing me of being unconcerned with.

            Why are you unconcerned with whether or not it makes those 4 women uncomfortable?

          • TheBottomline4This

            What decade of life are you in? Your 20′, 40’s…?

          • Jalapeno

            Not really relevant…if you’re trying to pull the age card, I’ll point out that my grandma was 98 years old when she was explaining to me why she thought that they should go in the bathroom that they look like they belong in.

          • TheBottomline4This

            So I can’t pull the “age card”, but you can use the “it’s what they look like on the outside that matters” card??? Gotcha.

          • Jalapeno

            That’s not a “card”.

            Pulling an age card, or a gender card, or anything like that refers to trying to negate a persons argument in a kind of ad hominem attack.

            Saying that a persons visible identity often matters more to the other people in the bathroom than their DNA isn’t a card..it’s a premise. It’s the claim I’m making and why I’m saying that you’re ignoring the needs of the people who aren’t trans.

  • Bertha Warren

    Isaiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil, who present darkness a light and light as darkness, who make bitter sweet and sweet ear bitter. Woe to those wise in their eye and prudent in their thinking.

  • TheBottomline4This

    Watch this video, especially listen to the first 6 and a half minutes. The Target employees saw the point he was making.
    youtube dot com/watch?v=BkSLOGhPbhY

  • disqus_O2BUmbLecp

    Remember, since the 1960s, the liberals of the Blue States(= Democrats n Rinos) hv been pandering for the votes of Blacks, Hispanics, unions, feminists, LGBTQs, the lazy n irresponsible poor folks, etc.
    ……. Target is part of this liberal movement, similar to the indoctrination by liberal colleges/professors.

  • disqus_O2BUmbLecp

    All good Christians n people should boycott Target.

  • Holley Bolt

    Discrimination is well known to be wrong yet is repeated throughout history & currently. We are finally reaching a pivotal milestone that urges society to focus on discrimination as a whole not specific to race. Sexual orientation is just another reason to discriminate. Life & humanity is too valuable to be overcasted with such hate. Thank you Target for taking a chance in facilitating this change because it IS the right thing to do. I feel the love & mutual respect for mankind. Lastly, dressing rooms & bathrooms have private stalls. It’s not like an open locker room anyway.

    • hytre64

      It is not discrimination to say that someone who is physically a male should use the restrooms, showers, and locker rooms designated for males. There are valid reasons for separation of physical sexes. There is no reason other than a medial emergency for a person who is physically a male to be entering an area where female are disrobing, showering and relieving themselves.

      I am truly sorry that these individuals have a mental illness where they do not feel at home in their own bodies, but that is no excuse to invade the privacy of all of those around them.

  • Don Karns

    To continue to shop at Target and not use there restrooms is in a sense enabling both Target and LBGTQ’s to press forward with their wicked agenda. If you are opposed or repelled by their policies and lack of concern for anyone not perverted in a sexual way, send a message to both Target and their friends by no longer shopping there. An empty parking lot ( except for a few Honda Del Sol’s, Pt Cruisers, and Fiats would send a message not only to the executives at Target, But also to all the other retailers in your town who will be watching the response to Target’s latest anti-Christian, godless, indecent policy. And to continue to shop there is to call evil good, or as what God would speak through His apostle Paul, “although they know the ordinances of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who do.” This is not a call to punish the sexually immoral, but declaring that we were created rational beings by a Holy God, hence we know what is right and wrong. And yes the wages of sin are death, well earned and sought after, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ. Don’t let these people deceive you. The 23rd pair of chromosomes all humans have- determine a person’s sexual identity; it is not emotions, appearance, tolerance, government, or behaviour that determine your sex, but the genetic code God created you with. Science lovers, liberals, atheists all hate this truth; since they have rejected God and made themselves or science or government their God; and So what they worship in ignorance, this I would declare; God commands all men everywhere to repent because He has appointed a day in which he will judge the world in righteousness through a man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Jesus from the dead. The 23rd chromosome pair testify against all this emotional feeling psychology. But God can save,. You may be confused but Your creator wrote your genetic code. He is never confused and He can save to the uttermost. Repent now and believe the Gospel. What an amazing thing it would be if through the actions of a godless corporation like Target, who has demonstrated their hatred of God’s salvation so much that they pay the Salvation Army millions to stay off their property; God were to save some. What an amazing thing it would be if in the future when neighbors pass by an abandoned strip- mall, they would hiss and remember a place called Target.

  • hytre64

    And another chain of stores that has lost the patronage of my family…

    • BarkingDawg

      That’s ok. The people of Walmart are waiting for you.

      • hytre64

        Actually, I prefer Meijer.

      • Patrick Van Der Ven

        Don’t they have an inclusive policy too that does not discriminate based on sexual orientation and sexual identity?

        • BarkingDawg

          or other issues

          google: “People of Walmart” and Shart week”

  • Cady555

    Good job Target. I will continue to shop there.

  • Gena B

    I make it a point to never use the Target bathroom anyway, gross

  • Balerion

    Just redesign the stalls so that they offer a greater degree of privacy (so that perverts can’t peer over or under the stall or through the crack between door). Essentially turn each stall into its own single, unisex restroom, surrounded by a common sink area.