The Chicago suburb of Highland Park has instituted that all new single-occupancy bathrooms must be designated as "gender-netural" or "all-gender," WLS-TV reported.
Officials contend the policy is designed to accommodate the transgender community.
Legislation involving transgender individuals and restrooms have been in the spotlight recently. Laws in Mississippi and North Carolina require transgender people to use restrooms that correspond to the gender assigned on their birth certificates instead of the ones with which they currently identify. Other statesincluding Illinois, Wisconsin, Kansas, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Missouriare considering similar statutes.
The article is at abc7chicago.com/news/highland-park-designates-single-bathrooms-as-gender-neutral/1317335/ .