A video that appears to show a lesbian woman in the US being forcibly removed from a ladies' toilet because the police present were not convinced she was female has had more than 2.3 million views since being uploaded to Facebook.
Blogger Tamara McDaniel published the video below, which has also garnered more than 5000 comments since it was posted online.
WARNING: Video contains obscene language.
In the video, the unnamed woman tries to convince the two male officers and one female officer present that she is a woman, her friends shout in her support "she's a girl", which the officers ignore.
The police then ask the woman for identification to prove her sex. She rejects their demand, offended. The male officers then manhandle her out of the restroom, whilst calling her "sir".
The police eventually tell the woman's friends, who are still vouching for her female identity, “you can all leave if you want”.
Social activist and blogger McDaniel posted the video with a caption making reference to the current US presidential election campaign.
"Is this what 'Make America Great Again' means? This makes me very sad and I want no part of this irrational fear."
Claire Wilson commented: “Absolutely disgraceful. It's bad enough that a woman is ejected from a women's restroom because she's not wearing ‘women's clothes’.
Chad Crigger shared the following: "Just a thought why are male police officers going into the women's bathroom? Are they not breaking the law? Shouldn't they have called for a female cop to come in? Does this law not apply to law enforcement?"
Liz Wendler added: “This seriously made my heart race with anger. Thank you to the other women there who were vouching for this woman. If only the government would show the same solidarity!”