Shop Target and Kroger. Walmart? | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Shop Target and Kroger. Walmart?

Posted By on Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 7:03 AM

Hate groups are encouraging boycotts of Target because it welcomes people to use the restroom appropriate to their gender. Target refuses to buy into the haters' myth that this somehow presents a danger.

Kroger has drawn national attention by affirming the sign seen in a Kroger store in Georgia about the provision of unisex bathrooms in the store. Target also provides single-stall "family" restrooms for those who'd prefer not to share a restroom with anyone. That's not good enough for the haters at the American Family Association, the Family Council or the Republican legislators sure to push a bathroom bill in Arkansas. (What will Asa do?)

Good for Target and Kroger. I'll continue to shop there, happy to know adherents of hate groups won't be joining me.

But, I wondered, what about the Arkansas retail behemoth, Walmart? I asked their news department for a corporate view on use of restrooms by transgender people. To the company's credit, its employment policy specifically protects transgender people from discrimination. No response as yet from the corporate office.

Tags: , , , , , ,


Comments (6)

Showing 1-6 of 6

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-6 of 6

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • One dead, two wounded in early morning shooting

    KARK's Susanne Brunner reports that one person has been killed and two wounded in a shooting shortly after 1 a.m. this morning near Roosevelt Road and Cross Street.
    • Apr 17, 2019
  • Reality bites at Little Rock City Hall; spending must be cut

    A followup to Rebekah Hall's earlier report on Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr.'s announcement that cuts will be necessary in the city budget in part to pay for "priorities," such as his desire to expand the police force, but also to deal with the reality often mentioned here of stagnant to decling city sales tax revenue. Some quick ideas on that:
    • Apr 17, 2019
  • Speaking of hard times in newspapers: Democrat-Gazette's move to digital

    Word continues to filter in of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's pullback from statewide circulation of a print daily edition of the newspaper — the latest from the Hot Springs area, just 50 or so miles down the road from Little Rock. Subscribers there were told home delivery of a print paper would end in May.
    • Apr 16, 2019
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: Open line

    • As bad as the Mueller report is regarding Trump and obstruction of justice, the report's…

    • on April 18, 2019
  • Re: Open line

    • DJT today--"This hoax. This should never happen to another president again". The report and all…

    • on April 18, 2019
  • Re: Barr bends the truth on Starr precedent

    • Or fisking might be a pun on that old joke about the Unix fsck command.

    • on April 18, 2019

© 2019 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation