• Transgender woman arrested after bathroom dispute escalates in Shelby

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    SHELBY, N.C. - 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 Shelby.

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    News outlets said a man called police when the transgender woman used the same bathroom as his wife at a Denny's. 

    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 said the company "does not tolerate discrimination of any kind" and expects customers to treat people equally.

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