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Published On: Wed, Feb 14th, 2018

Walgreens rolls out ‘Transgender Inclusion’ policy, allowing ‘transgender bathrooms’

Walgreens has adopted a transgender bathroom policy that allows men in the women’s toilets and vice versa, despite that same policy creating a public relations disaster and financial free fall for Target Corporation. 

Walgreens’ 8,100 stores welcome “all individuals…to use restroom facilities that correspond to the individual’s gender identity, regardless of the individual’s sex assigned at birth.”

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The second-largest pharmacy store chain in the U.S. (CVS is largest) calls its policy“Transgender Inclusion.”  It defines “gender identity” as one’s “deeply-felt sense” of one’s gender, regardless of that person’s “sex assigned at birth.”

The moves seems even more shocking due the 2016 sexual assault case involving a woman being attacked in the ladies bathroom.

The American Family Association (AFA) reports that the new Walgreens pro-transgender policy is the result of pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California after a customer was not allowed to use a Walgreens women’s bathroom.

The individual later discovered an ACLU SoCal booth at a Gay Pride festival. An ACLU SoCal lawyer advised Walgreens to issue the policy, citing California law which “protects every person’s right to access restrooms based on their gender identity in workplaces, schools and business establishments,” the AFA reported.

AFA created a petition to oppose Walgreen’s policy.

“Walgreens’ store policy endangers women and children by allowing men to frequent women’s restrooms,” states the petition, which has more than 82,000 signatures.

“Walgreens’ new policy could potentially result in female customers becoming victims of voyeurism, sexual assault and physical attack. Walgreens must immediately reverse its dangerous policy that allows men unrestricted access into women’s restrooms,” the petition adds.

The Walgreens headquarters is in Deerfield, Illinois.

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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