Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Sales Clerk Claims Store's Customer LGBT Policy Violated Her Religious Fredom

Liberty Counsel issued a press release yesterday taking aim at the department store Macy's LGBT non-discrimination policy, claiming that its enforcement infringed the religious freedom of a Macy's sales clerk.  Apparently Macy's has a policy that transgender individuals may choose to use either male or female dressing rooms to try on clothing.  As recounted by Liberty Counsel, in San Antonio (TX) sales clerk Natalie Johnson saw "a young man dressed as a woman" walk out of a women's fitting room.  Johnson told the customer, who was accompanied by five other individuals, that he could not go back in the fitting room because it was for women. The customer claimed to be a female. The group, in an argument with Johnson, claimed that Macy's is supposed to be LGBT friendly. Johnson replied that "Macy’s is also non-discriminatory toward religion, and that it would go against her religious beliefs to lie that he was a woman or compromise with homosexuality." Johnson was fired after she refused her manager's instructions to comply with the company's LGBT policy.