West Hollywood’s New Law Requires Gender-Neutral Single-Stall Bathrooms

WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — West Hollywood has a new law that is winning praise from the transgender community.

Starting Thursday, single-stall bathrooms in public places must become gender-neutral. The law will require businesses and restaurantsicon1 West Hollywood’s New Law Requires Gender Neutral Single Stall Bathrooms to make separate men and women restrooms accessible to everyone.

“It’s a pretty simple fix. It’s just a plastic sign that we can take down and put back up,” said Maggie Crifasi of Pizza Rustica, which made the change last weekendicon1 West Hollywood’s New Law Requires Gender Neutral Single Stall Bathrooms. “Everybody here is so gay-friendly.”

The ordinance is a relief for many in the transgender community who say they’ve had problems in the past.

“Bathrooms were always a very scary place for me. It was a place where I got beaten up by other boys at schoolicon1 West Hollywood’s New Law Requires Gender Neutral Single Stall Bathrooms. It’s a place where I’ve been made fun off by women when I’m using the restroom,” Drian Juarez, a transgender activist, said.

The law will not apply to restrooms with more than one stall in the same room and businessesicon1 West Hollywood’s New Law Requires Gender Neutral Single Stall Bathroomswill have 60 days to comply.

Read the rest at CBSLA.com. 

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