Friday, March 17, 2017

Oklahoma Restaurant To Transgender Customers: Don't Be Caught In Wrong Restroom

Oklahoma restaurant owner Bob Warner, of the Steak and Catfish Barn, is in the spotlight for a controversial message (above) he recently posted for his customers.

The sign, posted at the entrance of the restaurant, reads: “We do not have a transgender bathroom. So don’t be caught in the wrong one.”

Warner says the sign isn't anti-transgender. He's just protecting his business:

“We have a lot of redneck guys that come in here, truck drivers and everything," said Warner. "They’re big husky guys, and I said ‘Man alive! If their wife or their little girl walked in that bathroom and a man followed them in there, I wouldn’t have a restaurant’.”

Paula Schonauer says she feels the sign reads as a threat. "That sign has an implied threat, a threat that's very real to me."

While Schonauer disagrees with the messaging, she does feel it's a teachable moment, saying, "It's an opportunity to show sometimes what transgender people deal with on a daily basis, unfortunately."

Watch the report from local affiliate KFOR below:

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