Gender Neutral Restroom Laws

Discussions regarding Gender Neutral Restroom Laws can sometimes raise intense debates. Whether your personal views are “for” or “against” when it comes to gender neutral restrooms, the fact is: In the state of California, there is an active law on the books requiring businesses to post single occupant gender neutral restroom signage.

California is not the first state to enact gender neutral bathroom laws, and they won’t be the last. These laws may come to your area, as well.

Granted, February 23, 2017 President Donald Trump reversed the federal guidelines on gender neutral restrooms in public schools set during the Obama administration. However this reversal means that states and municipalities will be choosing if and when they will change their rules for restroom signage. Many states and municipalities, will move forward with the changes toward single occupancy gender neutral restrooms and signage.

google search for a universityIn fact, many institutions have already chosen, created and began applying their own rules. Simply do a google search of your favorite university and gender neutral restrooms to see what we mean. Princeton, SUNY, Vassar, Yale and Brown have adopted their own approaches for inclusive gender neutral restrooms on their campuses.

Last month, our sister site (ADASignsWholesale.com) had a post about California’s gender neutral bathroom laws.  California is not the only state that has a gender neutral sign law. The laws are also active in the following locations:

Gender Neutral Bathroom Laws
State of
California:
Compliance Deadline: March 1, 2017
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 State of
Massachusetts:
Compliance Deadline: January 1, 2017
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Denver, Colorado:
Compliance Deadline:May 1, 2018
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New York City, New York:

Compliance Deadline:

January 1, 2017
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Compliance Deadline:

January 1, 2016
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Austin, Texas

Compliance Deadline:

Complaint basis only
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Washington, DC:

Compliance Deadline:

Has passed
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 Seattle, Washington:

Compliance Deadline:

March 9, 2016.
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