On November 30, 27-year-old Macy’s employee Natalie Johnson took a stand. After spotting a transgender teen shopping for clothes with her friends in her San Antonio store, Johnson informed the customer that she couldn’t try on the items in the ladies’ dressing room because she was a man.

“I made sure to keep a close eye out on him because he was shopping for women’s clothing,” Johnson told local TV station, KSAT. “I had to just straight forward tell him, ‘You’re a man,’ and of course that made him really got him steamed.”

Predictably, this snub upset the shopper and her friend, and it also violated Macy’s policy which allows shoppers to try on clothes in dressing rooms of the gender they identify with.

After telling her boss that she couldn’t comply with the policy because she believes “there are no transgenders in the world,” she was promptly fired. Now, Johnson has teemed up with the anti-LGBT group the Liberty Counsel and has filed a lawsuit with the Federal Employment Commission claiming Macy’s fired her on the basis of her religious beliefs. A member of the Houston Liberty Counsel ratcheted up the rhetoric even further and claimed Macy’s nondiscriminatory policy and “has essentially opened women’s dressing rooms to every man.”

Macy’s disagrees. Although it refused to comment on the specific case, the company released a statement saying, “Macy’s does not comment on personnel matters. At Macy’s, we recognize and appreciate the diversity of our customers and associates.”

Johnson hopes Macy’s changes its policy, but I’d wager she’ll be waiting a very long time in the unemployment line before that happens.

What do you think? 

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  • ruth

    All of this is just heart breaking!! Clearly a serious issue! Why do everyone else have to suffer for one! Somethings are just clear and natural! No one ever has to argue about men and women marrying because its just understood! And I DONT think the transgendered should be harmed! However, They are the one with the identity disorder… Regardless they shouldnt put their problems on the real women! Actually they should use the handicap facilities because of their ” disorder”‘. Problem is… This is not my world i just live in it! Its like people these days want to play mind games with you! Forcing u to believe something is green when u know its red! Forcing you to call it a woman when you know its a man! I was feeling sympathetic until they started messing with the birth certificates. Its really deceitful! And at the end of the day… I can never understand walking in their shoes! But All this does is cause confusion! Being a gay person was one thing but deceiving people by pretending to be the opposite sex is another! If i were a man I would be extremely mad if i were deceived in this way! Its disrespectful! They want the world to change for them! Being a believer in God doesnt mean accepting the devil clear as day in your face! Actually you christians are sinning by allowing this abomination! Accepting means if they repent! You cant keep doing the same sin! Im not sorry! I just cant accept this in my heart! We have known about gay people for years! People are just getting tired! If everyone loved and accepted transgendered then they wouldnt be fighting as they are! The people just dont like this! Thats my opinion! Im
    Sorry I cant sugercoat it for you! This is how I feel! Right or wrong! Maybe my heart will change and maybe something will help me understand but ive only seen a few decent acting people from the LGBT community! Ellen Is one! Maybe when I see a few more like her.. I will soften my heart! Just not today!