California passed the most all-inclusive gender bathroom law. This new law contrasts 19 other states that are looking to restrict access to sex-segregated facilities based on biological sex.
Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on Thursday which “requires all public single-occupancy bathrooms in California to be gender inclusive” or accessible to all genders. The bill will go into effect on March 1, 2017 with the intention to increase restroom convenience and offer further protection to those who identify as transgender, gender non-conforming, or non-binary.
“California is charting a new course for equality,” said Assembly member Phil Ting who authored the bill. “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.”
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