The First State to Enact Gender-Neutral Restroom Signs
California Assembly Bill 1732
All-gender restrooms (also known as gender-neutral and unisex restrooms) are becoming more common across the country and new regulations requiring the use of such signs are looming on the horizon, as California will be the first state to enact this law.
Starting March 1st, California will implement Assembly Bill 1732. This bill will require all single-user toilet facilities in any business establishment, place of public accommodation, or state or local government agency to be identified as all-gender restrooms with signage that complies with Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations.
For signage to comply with the Bill, the California Building Code has specific requirements for all-gender restroom signage. The three components for acceptable all-gender restroom signage are geometric, designation, and directional and informational signs. For a quick overview and clarification on what the California Building Code requirements for signs at toilet facilities are, read more here.
By clearly marking restrooms, potential confusion and surprises can be avoided. All-gender restroom signage can help prevent harassment, legal charges, physical altercations, and feelings of discomfort for individuals who don’t feel safe using traditional gender-segregated washroom facilities. This is particularly true for transgendered individuals, where visible gender characteristics might appear to be in conflict with the specified gender designation of the restroom.
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Learn more about AB-1732 and other cities following the trend:
(Content updated on May 8, 2017 to include Denver)
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