“The store employees didn’t want any further problems, and they chose to exercise their right to trespass this individual from the business,” Lanier told KLEW-TV. “Anyone who owns or controls their property can make that decision.”
Robledo said she has used the women’s restroom at the store on previous occasions without any problems because she looks and dresses like a woman.
According to the National Center for Lesbian Rights, 13 states, including Washington, protect transgender people from discrimination in public accommodations, but the definition of a “public accommodation” differs from state to state.
There is currently no federal law that prohibits discrimination based on gender identity for public accommodations.