First, the bar began the statement by claiming they've had "numerous complaints about males going into the women's washroom" since the passing of Bill 7.
"The clientele that we serve are often under the influence of alcohol and some young men who are not transgendered [sic] have been claiming to be, to enter the women's washroom," the statement said.
The bar also said it has "no bias against those who are LGBTQ."
Rising said that while gender-neutral washrooms are great, especially for nonbinary and genderqueer folks, everyone still has the right to use the men's or women's washrooms if they prefer.
The bar's Facebook page has now been flooded with one-star ratings and reviews criticizing how they handled the situation.