And you might be thinking,
How was this
even an issue? It's a single occupancy bathroom...
It's all about affirmation.
by advancing this legislation, New York State is affirming transgender, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming people's right to be themselves.That's progress! >>
All single-occupancy bathrooms in school districts, charter schools, SUNY, CUNY, community colleges, restaurants, bars, mercantile establishments, factories, and state-owned or operated buildings would be gender-neutral..nysenate.gov
"Restricting access to single occupancy facilities based on gender creates controversy where there should be none. Aside from the toilet seat being left up now and again, the purpose of the restroom remains the same...Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell
... This progressive step will eliminate many situations in which a trans individual would face discrimination and harassment, thereby helping to secure their health, safety, and freedom.".Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell
A local law approved in 2016 in New York City makes all single occupancy bathrooms in the five boroughs gender neutral.nysenate.gov
New York State would be joining California in making single occupancy bahtrooms gender neutral if the bill passes.FIND out how you can SUPPORT this bill >
easily create an account on NYS senate's website, and say that you support this bill.
Tweet to the governor andrew coumo at @NYGovCuomo, call him at 1-518-474-8390, or send him an email:message the governor tap here to visit nysenate.gov