Alabama City SQUASHES Target's New Bathroom Policy In A HUGE Way
The city council of Oxford, Alabama has made it clear that they're not going to put up with this insanity anymore.
According to The Anniston Star, the council unanimously agreed to a new law that makes it illegal for people to use public restrooms and fitting rooms that don't match their biological sex. This was done to directly address Target's recently announced policy that says gender doesn't matter when using its facilities. Only self-determined "gender identity" does.
The new ordinance clearly states that "The City Council finds that its citizens have the right to quiet solicitude and to be secure from embarrassment and unwanted intrusion into their privacy while utilizing multiple occupancy bathroom or changing facilities by members of the opposite biological sex."
This law actually goes further than North Carolina's similar law, which is limited to government buildings and other public facilities. Oxford's law applies to all public restrooms within city limits, even those in a private businesses.
The council said their primary motivation was the protection of women and children, and they drew up the ordinance in response to an "overwhelming" deluge of complaints from residents.
What is the penalty for violating this law? $500 fine or 6 months in jail.
The ordinance does allow for some common sense exceptions, like adults who are accompanying children under 12 or disabled people.