Gen­der-neu­tral rule for sin­gle-stall re­strooms wins Den­ver’s OK. The

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Den­ver City Coun­cil on Mon­day night ap­proved amend­ments to the build­ing code that in­clude a stream­lined rule for small bath­rooms in busi­nesses and other places open to the pub­lic.

Sin­gle-stall bath­rooms that had re­quired dis­tinct la­bel­ing as “men’s” or “women’s” will be­come gen­der-neu­tral, with new sig­nage for ex­ist­ing re­strooms re­quired by May 1, 2018. Mul­ti­ple-stall re­strooms still would be gen­der-spe­cific.

The coun­cil ap­proved the change 11-0.

Sup­port­ers por­trayed the new rule as a mat­ter of en­sur­ing that men and women don’t face dif­fer­ing waits in restau­rants and bars that have more than one sin­gle-stall bath­room.

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