City may require unisex restrooms
New York City officials are readying a plan that would require businesses to convert some restrooms to gender- neutral facilities.
Legislation is being introduced that would require publicly available, single- occupancy restrooms in both public and private buildings to be designated as genderneutral.
It would also amend the language of some city laws, including the plumbing code, which requires separate lavatories for men and women.
“This is a very important issue,” said New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, whose office is releasing a report Friday recommending the changes. “It’s time to help individuals who identify as transgender to use the bathroom without fear of consequence.”