Here’s a real-life quandary: A woman is working in the fitting room of Macy’s when she sees a male customer emerge from the ladies’ dressing room. He is wearing makeup and a dress, but is obviously male. She informed him that he would not be allowed back into the dressing room, and would have to use the men’s. A bit of a dust-up ensued, with the customer’s acquaintances (he was with five friends) claiming discrimination based on Macy’s LGBT policy, which dictates that Transgendered customers be allowed to use whichever dressing room they want, based on what sex they feel they are.
The dressing room attendant responded with the fact that Macy’s also has a religious non-discrimination policy. And her religion dictates that she not lie, something she would be required to do in acknowledging that the [obviously male] customer was female. Her religion also dictates that she “not compromise with homosexuality”.
The situation was brought to management, and the employee was ultimately fired.
So here are the questions: Which policy is correct? Or are they both correct? Was the employee correct in standing on her religious dictates, both against lying and in not “compromising with” homosexuality? And how should Macy’s (and other stores, because you can be sure they’re watching) do going forward?