June 20, 2024

California Single Stall Restrooms to be Gender Neutral

New California law requires all public restrooms to be made gender neutral

Gender Neutral Restroom Sign - Baby Wale Restaurant DC

Gender Neutral Restroom Sign – Baby Wale Restaurant DC

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that requires all restrooms in businesses, restaurants, and areas of public accommodation to be gender neutral starting March 1st of 2017.

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State Assemblyman, Phil Ting, who authored Assembly Bill (AB) 1732 said in a press release “Restricting access to single-user restrooms by gender defies common sense and disproportionately burdens the LGBT community, women, and parents or caretakers of dependents of the opposite gender. Bathroom access is a biological need. This law will ensure more safety, fairness, and convenience access for everyone.”

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