In less than one week, a Christian activist group has secured more than 600,000 signatures and counting from people pledging to boycott Target over its transgender bathroom policy.
The petition started by the American Family Association raises concerns that Target’s inclusive stance on transgender rights encourages sexual predators and puts women and young girls in danger, because “a man can simply say he ‘feels like a woman today’ and enter the women’s restroom.”
The boycott has more than 617,000 signatures as of Tuesday morning.
“We certainly respect that there are a wide variety of perspectives and opinions,” says Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder. “As a company that firmly stands behind what it means to offer our team an inclusive place to work — and our guests an inclusive place to shop — we continue to believe that this is the right thing for Target.”
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