SACRAMENTO (AP) — A California lawmaker says he’s bringing up for a vote his proposal to require single-person public restrooms to be gender neutral.
The vote expected Monday afternoon comes hours after North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory sued the federal government to defend that state’s law requiring transgender people to use the restroom matching the sex on their birth certificate.
The law also limits discrimination protections for LGBT people. The U.S. Justice Department said last week that North Carolina’s law violates civil rights.
In California, Democratic Assemblyman Phil Ting of San Francisco aims to help transgender people, parents with kids of different genders and adults caring for aging parents.
The bill’s single opponent so far is a state association of health officers. They say inspecting restroom door signs is outside their purview.
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