Charlotte Clymer, an activist who works with the Human Rights Campaign, was celebrating a bachelorette party on Friday with friends at Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar in Northwest D.C. when she was stopped by a staff member as she tried to use the women’s restroom.
When she pulled up the actual law on her phone and told him that what he is doing is illegal, she said the manager said “That is incorrect,” and refused to show her what law he was citing and continued to threaten to call police, which Clymer eventually encouraged him to do.
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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser wrote she was sorry for what happened to Clymer and praised D.C. police for how they handled the situation.
“We won’t accept this type of discrimination in Washington, D.C. It’s not just illegal, it’s against all we stand for,” Bowser tweeted.