Starbucks, Barnes & Noble, Hudson’s Bay stores have same bathroom policy as Target

Thus far more than 700,000 people have pledged to boycott Target over their bathroom policy that permits men who say they identify as women to use the store’s ladies room and changing rooms.  Now we discover that Starbucks, Barnes & Noble and Hudson Bay has the same transgender policy as Target.  But what’s going on with Sears, Walmart, Macy’s, Whole Foods and shopping malls across the country? USA Today has the story:

Transgender bathroom policy

Many women feel unsafe when a man occupies a stall or changing room next to them.

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.

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