Target is inclusive of all guests.
Recently, the major retailer Target announced that all of its guests will be able to use the restroom and dressing room based off of the gender identify they personally go by. Target is taking a stand to guarantee the values of equality, respect, and acceptance will always be a part of their workplace culture and guest experience.
Hundreds of major companies are removing their businesses from North Carolina, a state who recently passed a law forcing people to use the bathroom that matches the sex on their birth certificate. North Carolina is facing major backlash of what is now popularly known as "bathroom laws". The law is largely discriminatory leading to a nationwide debate over the issue. Thankfully, these companies and much of the country is rallying against the discrimination, prejudice, bigotry, and hatred that North Carolina has set forth. We live in a country of many freedoms and fighting for equality for every American citizen is truly an amazing movement. Equality for everyone!
Here is the public statement released by Target Corporate:
"Recent debate around proposed laws in several states has reignited a national conversation around inclusivity. So earlier this week, we reiterated with our team members where Target stands and how our beliefs are brought to life in how we serve our guests.
Inclusivity is a core belief at Target. It’s something we celebrate. We stand for equality and equity, and strive to make our guests and team members feel accepted, respected and welcomed in our stores and workplaces every day.
We believe that everyone—every team member, every guest, and every community—deserves to be protected from discrimination, and treated equally. Consistent with this belief, Target supports the federal Equality Act, which provides protections to LGBT individuals, and opposes action that enables discrimination.
In our stores, we demonstrate our commitment to an inclusive experience in many ways. 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.
We regularly assess issues and consider many factors such as impact to our business, guests and team members. Given the specific questions these legislative proposals raised about how we manage our fitting rooms and restrooms, we felt it was important to state our position.
Everyone deserves to feel like they belong. And you’ll always be accepted, respected and welcomed at Target."