Texas AG Lets Target Know He’s Not Happy About Its Trans Bathroom Policy

Rep. Ken Paxton, R-McKinney, addresses the opening session of the 82nd Texas Legislature, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has written a letter to Target scolding the store for its policy allowing transgender people to use the bathroom of their choice and asking the company about its policies to protect women in the bathroom, according to Fox News’ Todd Starnes.

“It is possible that allowing men in women’s restrooms could lead to criminal and otherwise unwanted activity,” Paxton wrote in the letter, according to Fox News. “As chief lawyer and law enforcement officer for the State of Texas, I ask that you provide the full text of Target’s safety policies regarding the protection of women and children from those who would use the cover of Target’s restroom policy for nefarious purposes.”

Paxton also noted in the letter that he believes Texans do not approve of Target’s policy. He referenced a Houston ordinance protecting LGBT individuals from discrimination that was rejected by voters last year.

Since Target announced its policy last month, the company has seen backlash from conservatives. The American Family Association called for people to boycott Target and has started “testing” the company’s policy by sending men into women’s bathrooms in Target stores.

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