Last May, Texas Attorney General and chief law enforcement officer Ken Paxton sent a letter to Target's CEO requesting clarification of the retail chain's bathroom and dressing room policy.
In his letter, Mr. Paxton said, "It is possible that allowing men in women's restrooms could lead to criminal and otherwise unwanted activity." The attorney general also stated, "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."
Since Mr. Paxton's letter, Target has done nothing to prevent men from entering the women's restrooms and fitting rooms. Target's policy has now resulted in at least two separate sexual violations on women in Texas stores. The latest was just last week, when a man used his cell phone to video a woman in a changing room in a Dallas Target store.
In response, Attorney General Ken Paxton again reached out to Target, saying, "After this latest incident, I hope Target finally recognizes the importance of protecting its customers, especially in environments where they can be at their most vulnerable. I am offering them the resources of my office to help assist them in improving their safety procedures."
Attorney General Paxton is taking a courageous stand against Target's unsafe and dangerous policy of allowing men into women’s bathrooms and dressing rooms. And he's not afraid to step on some corporate toes to make sure companies don't put women and children at risk from sexual predators.
AFA applauds Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and we know you would like to show your gratitude for his brave actions.
Sign our petition of appreciation to Mr. Paxton. Let's let him know that his actions are an example for attorney generals in every state.