Walgreens Caves to ACLU, Allows Men in Women’s Restrooms

Walgreens will now allow men to use women’s restroom facilities in all stores across the country on the basis of “gender identity” as opposed to biological sex.

The company announced the new policy after a female LGBT activist claimed a Walgreens employee forced her to use the men’s restroom because of her “appearance.” The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California assisted the individual, who is biologically female and identifies as female, in bringing her complaint to Walgreens corporate.

Instead of affirming that a woman should be able to use the women’s restroom, Walgreens, at the urging of the ACLU and other LGBT activists, has apparently decided best remedy for the situation is to welcome biological men to use the women’s restroom. The company’s new policy, per a directive released this week, says:

All individuals have a right to use restroom facilities that correspond to the individual’s gender identity, regardless of the individual’s sex assigned at birth.

According to the same directive, Walgreens defines “gender identity” as: “A person’s innate, deeply-felt sense of one’s gender. One’s gender identity may not correspond to that person’s sex as assigned at birth.”

In other words, gender identity is what that person feels, at that given moment.

The fact that Walgreens would respond in a way that will create more confusion and complications, as well as more safety concerns, is not surprising given the company’s history on similar issues. Walgreens recently boasted its perfect rating on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, which includes adherence to the controversial Criteria 4. See more on the HRC’s CEI and Criteria 4 here.

Also, remember Walgreens has recently come under fire for supporting liberal organizations that lobby for sanctuary city policies.

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