One Unisex Bathroom in Georgia Is Going Viral For Making Damn Good Sense

Kroger, America’s largest supermarket chain, is setting an example for trans rights with a unisex bathroom in its Athens, Georgia store. In a Facebook post shared over 35,000 times and picked up by Time points out, a photo on the bathroom explains the store’s reasoning for the facility. (Their reasoning is plain ol’ common sense.)

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“…sometimes gender specific toilets put others into uncomfortable situations,” wrote, presumably, the world’s best Kroger manager or a thoughtful UGA student with a work-study. “Since we have a lot of our friends coming to see us, we want to provide a place for our friends who are dads with daughters, moms with sons, parents with disabled children, those in the LGBTQ community, adults with aging parents who may be mentally or physically disabled. Thank you for helping us to provide a safe environment for everyone!”

It’s a sad state of affairs when the trans community and allies (not to mention all the other groups listed above) are thrilled for even one bathroom. On the heels of North Carolina legislation forcing trans people to use bathrooms matching their biological sex, even one unisex bathroom in Georgia is now a reason for 20,000 likes. Perhaps we should all go around ribbon cutting for unisex bathrooms left and right — or getting the ACLU involved — until basic rights are achieved.