Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Men OK in Women's Dressing Rooms, Says Macy's

It's a woman's Christmas department store nightmare: Macy's policy is to allow any man choosing to try on women's clothing to do so in the women's dressing rooms; thus, the use of dressing rooms is NOT based on gender, but rather on the department where the selected clothes are being displayed.

For background, read Co-ed Locker Rooms at Iowa College - Anything Goes and also read Tampa Gives Green Light to Men in Ladies' Room as well as Colorado Law Allows Men to Use Women's Rooms

UPDATE 12/14/11: Another Macy's employee says customers are complaining of men in women's dressing room

-- From "Macy’s worker reportedly fired for not allowing transgender shopper into dressing room" by Kate Shellnutt, Houston Chronicle 12/6/11

An employee at a Macy’s in San Antonio was fired for not allowing a transgendered shopper to use the store’s women’s fitting room, saying doing so would violate her Christian beliefs, according to the Liberty Counsel, a religious advocacy organization that’s helping her fight the store’s policy.

An altercation took place between the [transgendered shopper], fellow shoppers, [clerk Natalie Johnson] and her manager, who required she comply with the policy that allows transgender people to use either room, wrote Liberty Counsel. The organization represents people like Johnson who believe they’ve been wrongfully terminated for their religious convictions.

“Macy’s has essentially opened women’s dressing rooms to every man,” said Liberty Counsel founder Mathew Staver. He is pushing for the department store to add a third dressing room for transgender individuals or change their policy.

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From "Macy's clerk fired for booting man from women's dressing room" by Bob Unruh, World Net Daily 12/6/11

Clerk Natalie Johnson, according to Liberty Counsel, reported that she saw a man walking out of the fitting room reserved for women at the San Antonio, Texas, Macy's and "politely told him that he could not go back in because it was for women only."

Macy's officials, however, ordered her to allow "transgender" customers to change in any dressing room they wished and warned that if she wouldn't comply she would be fired.

Some of the man's friends then "argued with expletives that Macy's is LGBT-friendly, to which Johnson replied that Macy's is also non-discriminatory toward religion and that it would go against her religious beliefs to lie that he was a woman or compromise with homosexuality," Liberty Counsel said.

Liberty Counsel was encouraging Macy's customers to contact company executives to express an opinion on the issue.

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