Alabama town passes ordinance to arrest trans people using Target bathrooms
They’re going to have to patrol bathrooms and do genital checks for this to work.
Elected officials in Oxford passed a measure Tuesday banning anyone from using a public restroom that does not align with their birth gender, reported The Anniston Star.
Steven Waits, president of the City Council, said the ordinance was a direct response to Target’s policy — which the retailer outlined in response to recent bills passed by state legislatures restricting restroom access for transgender people.
“We welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity,” the company posted last week on its website.
Oxford passed the anti-LGBT measure “not out of concerns for the 0.3 percent of the population who identify as transgender,” Waits said, but “to protect our women and children.”