Lee's Summit Councilman Chris Moreno is taking on Target.
"I would rather be on the side of history, protecting a victim from a potential threat, than play the game of political correctness," Moreno said.
After receiving more than a dozen letters from concerned citizens, he asked Target to reverse its new policy. If not, he wants to see it revised.
He worries allowing transgender customers to use the bathroom they identify best with will open doors to predators.
"I believe it is imperative we have staff and security outside of the restroom to make sure, if there is an individual in there of the opposite sex, that that victim does not have to run and find someone after the attack," Moreno said. "What I am asking Target to do, is in the interest of inclusion, is to protect everyone."
Target did not return our calls for comment.
In a statement the company released last week titled "Continuing to Stand for Inclusivity," Target explains its position:
"In our stores, we demonstrate our commitment to an inclusive experience in many ways. Most relevant for the conversations currently underway, we welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity." MORE
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