Since Target won’t stand up for the safety of their customers, especially women and children, the State of Texas is taking matters into their own hands.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton wrote a letter to Target, demanding answers from the retail chain. “As chief lawyer and law enforcement officer for the State of Texas, I ask that you provide the full text of Target’s safety policies regarding the protection of women and children from those who would use the cover of Target’s restroom policy for nefarious purposes,” Paxton wrote.
To reiterate, Target’s new policy that they revealed on April 19th effectively opened the doors to all restrooms for anyone to enter any restroom based on what they identify themselves as. According to Fox, Target’s claim is that the policy was enacted for inclusivity for their transgender customers, however the policy unleashed a firestorm of security concerns.
As a private business, Target is legally able to enact any policy they want. However, Paxton believes that the people in Texas have enough common sense to reject the harmful policy. “The voters in Houston recently repealed by a wide margin an ordinance that advanced many of the same goals as Target’s current policy,” Paxton wrote.
Paxton’s reason for going after target is simple. “If we save one child from illegal or inappropriate activity, it’s worth it.”