A female shopper at the Ross Dress for Less Department store in Mesquite, Texas, could not believe her ears when she heard a man’s voice in the woman’s dressing room.
Lisa Stickles told CBSDFW what happened at the Ross Dress for Less Department store in Mesquite, Texas.
“I was in the dressing room, when we heard a man’s voice,” she said.
She says she immediately complained, but after management went inside the dressing room and came back out, she was told the man, “was representing himself as a woman today.”
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Stickles says he did not look like a woman.
“He was in no way dressed as a woman. He had on jeans, a t-shirt, 5 o’clock shadow, very deep voice. He was a man.”
“(The manager) told me that if I felt uncomfortable in the dressing room with him there…I’d have to wait until he’s finished.”
Businesses are allowing customers to use bathrooms and other facilities, like dressing rooms, based on the users’ gender identity and not the sex at birth.
A customer service representative with Ross said they do not discriminate against the transgender community.
“What about me? Or my feelings?” said Sickles.
The incident is the latest in the “bathroom battle”, which began with the state of North Carolina taking a stand with their HB2 bill that requires people to use bathroom according to their biological sex.
Last week, President Barack Obama announced a directive that requires all federally funded public schools to allow students to use bathroom’s matching their “gender identity.”
States like Texas and Arkansas have made the decision to fight the directive.
Report via CBN News
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