Shortly after North Carolina’s HB2 law was passed, Target decided to take a bold and unfortunately “controversial” stand by publically announcing it’s inclusive restroom policy:
We believe that everyone — every team member, every guest, and every community — deserves to be protected from discrimination, and treated equally,” Target wrote in a statement released on its corporate website Tuesday. “Consistent with this belief, Target supports the federal Equality Act, which provides protections to LGBT individuals, and opposes action that enables discrimination.
Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder told the Star Tribune in April that Target has always had this policy:
It’s a restatement of a policy,” she said. “It’s just us being very overt in stating it.
In our stores, we demonstrate our commitment to an inclusive experience in many ways,” the company added Tuesday. “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.