A Kroger Bathroom Is the Unlikely Subject of Praise

Sign says a variety of people can benefit from an inclusive bathroom policy
By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2016 3:21 AM CDT
A Kroger Bathroom Is the Unlikely Subject of Praise
A similar sign designates a third-floor unisex restroom at a Kent State University student center in Kent, Ohio.   (AP/Photo Mark Stahl)

A bathroom at a Kroger in Athens, Ga., is the unlikely subject of much attention since a customer posted a photo of its unisex bathroom notice to Facebook over the weekend. The sign reads, in part, that the store is opting for a unisex bathroom because "we have a lot of our friends coming to see us," and goes on to list those who can benefit from a more inclusive policy, including dads with daughters, moms with sons, and those in the LGBTQ community. Business Insider reports that Kroger is getting "widespread praise" for the sign, while the Facebook post had been shared almost 90,000 times as of Tuesday morning.

Mashable notes that many businesses are taking sides in the ongoing debate in Georgia over banning or upholding anti-discrimination laws, and while Time notes that Kroger has not yet responded with a comment, the Huffington Post points out that the sign actually uses language from a similar bathroom notice posted at Pure Pizza restaurant in Charlotte, NC, earlier this year. (Georgia's governor vetoed its "religious liberty" bill on Monday.)

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