April 17, 2013 at 2:20 pm EDT | by Michael K. Lavers
Trans woman banned from Idaho supermarket
Lewiston, Idaho, gay news, Washington Blade

Lewiston, Idaho (Photo by Chuck Battles via Creative Commons)

LEWISTON, Idaho – A transgender woman faces trespassing charges after customers at a local grocery store complained she used the women’s restroom.

Reuters reported on April 12 that the manager of a Rosauers supermarket asked the Lewiston Police Department to charge Ally Robledo with misdemeanor trespass. Lewiston Police Capt. Roger Lanier told the newswire a security guard had “been dealing with a problem over a couple of days with the person going into the women’s restroom and urinating while standing up.”

Idaho CBS affiliate KBOI said Robledo received the no trespass order on April 8 shortly after she left the supermarket.

“I’m a female trapped in a man’s body,” she told Reuters. “It’s natural for me to go to the ladies’ room.”

Idaho’s non-discrimination laws do not include sexual orientation or gender identity and expression.

Michael K. Lavers is the international news editor of the Washington Blade. Follow Michael

© Copyright Brown, Naff, Pitts Omnimedia, Inc. 2019. All rights reserved.