National pharmacy chain Walgreens has joined Target in allowing people to use the restroom of the gender with which they identify.
“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,” reads the restroom section of a company memo outlining Walgreens’ transgender inclusion policy that went into effect in November.
Walgreens didn’t trumpet the restroom policy change at that time. The company issued a news release and tweeted a link after scoring 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index, a measurement of a company’s words and deeds as relates to the LGBTQ community.
The American Family Association, which has called for a boycott of Target over its restroom policy for two years, put out a news release headlined, “Walgreens Follows in Target’s Footsteps and Allows Men in Women’s Restrooms,” with a link to Walgreens’ Nov. 17 company memo.
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