Idaho Transgender Shopper Denied Public Accommodations, Given No Trespass Orders For Using The Bathroom
Ally Robledo a Transgender Woman from Lewiston ID was shopping for groceries and nature called. Seems ordinary enough. But her shopping trip ended suddenly as was given a no trespass order after two cisgender woman complained to management about a 'man' in the bathroom.
Ally wasn't bothering anyone, the cisgender woman recognized her as transgender and used that knowledge to hurt her.
Robledo was given a no trespass order Monday night shortly after exiting the Rosauer's grocery store location in Lewiston according to KlewTV "A male subject who was using the female restroom, and that made some women customers uncomfortable because of the appearance that a male was using their restroom," said Lewiston Police Captain Roger Lanier.
“So when I use the female restroom, I feel more comfortable, I feel like a lady," Robledo told North West Public Radio. "I don't invade anybody's privacy and for them to bring that out in a no trespassing order is just humiliating.”
The 25-year-old trans woman claims the Spokane-based grocery chain violated her civil rights, and she’s looking into a lawsuit. Idaho law does not outright prevent businesses from denying service to someone based on gender identity or sexual orientation.