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AP Reports: consumer backlash on Target, Public Advocate to add fuel to fire

The Associated Press reports:

"Consumer backlash is growing against Target's stance on what type of bathrooms its transgender customers and employees can use.

Two weeks ago, the Minneapolis-based discounter issued a statement that said customers and employees can use the restroom or fitting room that "corresponds to their gender identity." The move made Target the first major retailer to take such a prominent position on the issue, and won praise from supporters of transgender rights. But Target's position has also sparked criticism on social media.

One online petition started by a group called The American Family Association, a conservative Christian advocacy group, calls for a boycott of Target stores. And customer surveys from two research firms separately show that Target's reputation has taken a hit."

Public Advocate president Eugene Delgaudio said: "Public Advocate will add fuel to the fire on Target and will seek to use its modest resources to punish Target for anti-family assaults they are responsible for. It is not too long ago that one company, Macy's, also thought it was too big to fail in its attack on one businessman who dared to run for President, Donald Trump and miscalculated misserably."