Major Store Chain Becomes First Big-Box Retailer To Allow Men Into Women's Bathrooms, Fitting Rooms

April 20, 2016Apr 20, 2016

While the focus of the bathroom gender debate has been on public restrooms, some private corporations are making their stance known as well, and it's not going to make a lot of customers happy.

According to the Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Target has become one of the first big-box retailers to publicly declare that all their stores' bathrooms and fitting rooms are open to either gender regardless of biological sex.


On their company website, they made it clear that "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."

Target says their bathroom and fitting room stance is not brand new, but they've decided to publicly announce it to make sure everyone knows.

The company's statement, which includes an illustration of the iconic Target logo transitioning into a rainbow, concludes that "Everyone deserves to feel like they belong. And you’ll always be accepted, respected and welcomed at Target."

Will this be in the forefront of your mind next time you visit one of their stores?