More than a MILLION Americans vow to boycott Target over transgender bathroom policy
- As of Friday night, a petition to boycott Target had 1,069,064 signatures
- Petition says ‘wives and daughters’ would be at risk in Target’s policy
- They say men will pretend to be transgender to abuse vulnerable females
- Target announced its policy on April 19; the petition began the next day
A petition to boycott Target has collected more than a million signatures from Americans vowing to stay away from the chain’s stores in protest of its inclusive restroom and fitting room policy.
The American Family Association (AFA), a Christian group, launched the petition last week, saying Target’s rules put women and children at risk ‘by allowing men to frequent women’s facilities’.
The petition, which had 1,069,064 signatures as of Friday night, came after Target announced in an April 19 statement that ‘we welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.’
The petition was created on April 20, one day after the announcement, The Washington Post reported.
However, the petition appears to have picked up speed over the past week, with the signature rate rising by hundreds every minute.
The petition claims that Target’s policy ‘means a man can simply say he “feels like a woman today” and enter the women’s restroom… even if young girls or women are already in there.’
‘Target’s policy is exactly how sexual predators get access to their victims,’ it continues.
‘And with Target publicly boasting that men can enter women’s bathrooms, where do you think predators are going to go?’
It says that the policy is ‘a danger to wives and daughters.’
However, a report by CBS on April 19 said that there has never been an example of anyone in America ever having pretended to be a transgender person in order to assault someone in a bathroom.
It did find just one incident in Canada, in
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