“All Gender” Bathroom Bill to Take Effect March 1, 2017

“All Gender” Bathroom Bill to Take Effect March 1, 2017

by Jarred S. Lieber, Esq.

Beginning on March 1, 2017 all business establishments, places of public accommodation, and government agencies with single-user toilet facilities must identify them as “all-gender” as opposed to the traditional “men” and “women.” The law does not affect multiple-stall restrooms and will not change existing laws with respect to the number of, specifications for, or other facility requirements for restrooms that a business or entity must comply with under the existing California building codes or current local ordinances.