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Alabama town passes ordinance to jail trans people caught using the bathroom in Target

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An Alabama town slapped the invisible hand of the free market with an ordinance aimed at Target — which has welcomed transgender customers to use whichever restroom they wish.

Elected officials in Oxford passed a measure Tuesday banning anyone from using a public restroom that does not align with their birth gender, reported The Anniston Star.

Steven Waits, president of the City Council, said the ordinance was a direct response to Target’s policy — which the retailer outlined in response to recent bills passed by state legislatures restricting restroom access for transgender people.

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“We welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity,” the company posted last week on its website.

Oxford passed the anti-LGBT measure “not out of concerns for the 0.3 percent of the population who identify as transgender,” Waits said, but “to protect our women and children.”

Waits said he had personally received an “overwhelming” number of complaints from residents about the policy, which would have been in effect at the town’s single Target store.

Alleged violations of the bathroom ordinance must be reported by a witness or a police officer to be prosecuted, and violators could be fined $500 or sentenced to six months in jail.

However, the ordinance contains a couple of exceptions.

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Adults may accompany children under 12 into the restroom, and janitors, emergency medical workers and assistants to the disabled are allowed to enter any restroom.


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‘Stop tweeting about Joe Scarborough’: GOP’s Liz Cheney goes off on Trump after being asked about masks

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Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) on Wednesday broke ranks with President Donald Trump and said he should stop promoting baseless conspiracy theories about MSNBC's Joe Scarborough murdering a staffer 20 years ago.

As reported by Politico's Jake Sherman, Cheney brought up the president's murder conspiracy theories unprompted during an interview with reporters who had originally asked her about wearing face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"I do think the president should stop tweeting about Joe Scarborough," she said. "We’re in the middle of a pandemic. He’s the commander in chief of this nation. And it’s causing great pain to the family of the young woman who died."

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BUSTED: Trump flack Kayleigh McEnany has voted by mail 11 times in the last 10 years

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Trump White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany this week echoed President Donald Trump's statements that allowing everyone to vote by mail would result in an unprecedented surge in "voter fraud."

However, a review conducted by the Tampa Bay Times has found that McEnany herself has voted by mail a total of 11 times in the past decade alone.

"In fact, the Tampa native has voted by mail in every Florida election she has participated in since 2010," the Tampa Bay Times has found. "Most recently, she voted by mail in the state’s March 2020 presidential primary, just as Trump did after he made Florida his new permanent home."

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Kentucky militant’s wife plays victim after militia leader fired for hanging governor in effigy

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A right-wing militant was fired for hanging Kentucky's governor in effigy during a lockdown protest -- and his wife is furious.

Terry Bush, president of the Kentucky 3 Percenters militia group, lost his job Tuesday with Neil Huffman Auto Group after he was photographed and recorded hanging Gov. Andy Beshear in effigy before demonstrators gathered outside the governor's mansion and demanded that he come outside, reported the Courier-Journal.

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