A Christian group is encouraging people to boycott retail giant Target for its LGBT-friendly restroom/fitting room policy.
“The American Family Association is calling for a boycott of Target after the retail giant said it would allow men to use the women’s restrooms and dressing rooms in their stores,” the fundamentalist non-profit Christian organization says in its website.
The policy was announced by Target on April 19, saying that the company continues to stand for inclusivity and for “equality and equity.”
“Consistent with this belief, Target supports the federal Equality Act, which provides protections to LGBT individuals, and opposes action that enables discrimination,” reads their official statement.
The Christian group, however, is firm in their belief that allowing men to enter and frequent women’s facilities endangers women and children, and they deem that many would agree to boycott the store until it prioritizes the protection of women and children. Thus far, the pledge has garnered more than 650,000 signatures.