(Ting) Appropriations: 11-4-5
co-authors: Chiu, Eggman, Leno
A 2013 survey found that 70% of respondents identifying as transgender or non-conforming gender had been harassed or assaulted in public restrooms. Gender-specific restrooms leave many populations in a position where they either have to break social norms or be put in an uncomfortable and potentially dangerous situation. The passing of AB1732 — the first of its kind in the nation — requires that single-occupancy restrooms have gender-neutral signs to announce they are open for everyone’s use, regardless of gender identification. These new signs will remove the stigma that many people face each and every day when using public restrooms.