Macy’s Draws Fire for Its Dressing Room Policy
A Florida activist group files a complaint after a San Antonio employee was dismissed for refusing to let a transgender customer use the women’s changing room.
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Liberty Counsel, a Florida organization “dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and the family,” has filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Macy’s on behalf of Natalie Johnson, a former employee of the company’s San Antonio Rivercenter store who claims she was fired for refusing to let a transgender customer have access to the women’s changing room.
According to Liberty Counsel’s press release, “Johnson’s boss referred her to Macy’s LGBT policy which allows ‘transgender’ people to change in any dressing room they want. However, Johnson pointed out that the same policy also protects against religious discrimination and, in this case, it protects her right to her beliefs that were being violated.”
Macy’s official statement to various media outlets, including to the Twitter, was “we recognize and appreciate the diversity of our customers and associates.”on
To which Bridgette P. LaVictoire of the blog Lez Get Real responds, well . . . get real.
Despite claims that trans women are still men, most transphobes ignore the fact that the majority of trans women are attracted to men. They also ignore how insanely difficult it is to peek over a stall door or sneak a peek at a woman in a dressing room. So far, there have been no reported cases of anyone who is transsexual, transgender or claiming to be one of those actually spying on women in those places. Really, that scenario exists only in the minds of those who are trying to justify their beliefs.