Walgreens faces boycott over transgender-inclusive restroom policy
Just as Target did two years ago, Walgreens now is facing the wrath of social conservatives for adopting a policy earlier allowing transgender people to use the restroom corresponding to the gender with which they identify.
One Million Moms, an activist arm of the American Family Association, has launched a petition demanding that the company reverse its decision on transgender restroom use.
The petition also asks signatories to call both Walgreens’ corporate office and their local store to complain about the policy.
Utilizing a well-worn argument frequently employed against transgender rights, One Million Moms alleges that allowing transgender people to use the bathroom matching their gender identity will put women and children at risk of being attacked by biological males or sex offenders in public restrooms.