The Governor of California has signed a gender-neutral bathroom law

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: California Gov. Jerry Brown speak during a speech at Los Angeles City Hall to discuss the state budget and a ballot measure to raise taxes following his State of the State speech in Sacramento on January 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

On Friday the Governor of California Jerry Brown has signed a new law according to which all the toilet facilities in the state are proclaimed to be gender-neutral. It makes it compulsory for businesses and governments to designate any bathroom with a single stall as gender-neutral, as well as posting the gender-neutral signs on each o them.

Democratic Assemblyman Phil Ting, of San Francisco, spoke about the new law saying: “This simple concept is oddly cutting-edge when compared with the discrimination being enacted in other states.” It is necessary to add that this is not the first law signed by Gov. Brown in support of LGBT people. The state of California also this week restricted official travel to North Carolina over the state’s anti-LGBT law. Governor Brown signed a bill that prohibits state agencies from compelling their employees to travel to states with laws that allow discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The law also specifically bans state-funded travel to North Carolina over the controversial HB 2.


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