Transgender Woman Arrested After Dispute Escalates in Bathroom of Denny’s in North Carolina

A Denny's restaurant in Shelby, North Carolina, is seen in this Google Maps image.

A Denny's restaurant in Shelby, North Carolina, is seen in this Google Maps image.

The Denny’s restaurant chain wants its customers to know that they can use the bathroom of their gender identity, nationwide, after a transgender woman was arrested this weekend in North Carolina.

News outlets say a man called police when the transgender woman used the same bathroom as his wife at a Denny’s in Shelby, North Carolina.

Responding officers informed the man that the 22-year-old transgender woman broke no law. But their dispute escalated, and the transgender woman was charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly spitting toward the man and his family.

A Denny’s statement says the company “does not tolerate discrimination of any kind” and expects customers to treat people equally.

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