MESQUITE – A female shopper at a Ross store in Mesquite complained to a store manager today that a man was in the women’s dressing room.
According to a CBS-11 TV news report, the manager then told the woman that the man was representing himself as a woman today and was therefore allowed to use it.
“I was in the dressing room, when we heard a man’s voice,” said Forney resident Lisa Stickles, who says she quickly told a manager.
“She went inside the dressing room, came right back out and called me to the side and told me he was representing himself as a woman today.”
“What about me? Or my feelings?” Sickles told CBS-11. “(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.”
Sickles said she waited, and was shocked when she watched the man walk out.
“He was in no way dressed as a woman,” Sickles said. “He had on jeans, a t-shirt, 5 o’clock shadow, very deep voice. He was a man.”
Ross, T.J. Maxx and Marshall’s stores have all joined Target in allowing people to use the bathroom matching the gender with which they identify.
Unlike Ross, Kohl’s policy is that shopper’s must use the gender on their birth certificate.
Walmart has not commented on its policy.