- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The city of Portland is poised to make its one-person bathrooms gender-neutral.

KOPB reports (https://goo.gl/a8j4NG ) that the city on Wednesday will formally adopt a new all-user restroom policy and make more than 600 one-person restrooms in parks and city buildings available to everyone, regardless of their gender.

The city’s new policy applies only to city-owned facilities. It says that all single-occupant restrooms will be open to any user, regardless of gender identity or gender expression.

Old signs designating gender-specific restrooms will be replaced by new signs with the words, “all-user restroom.”

City buildings are completing the switch by June 17. Portland Parks and Recreation, which manages most of the city’s restrooms, has until Sept. 1 to install the new signs.

In city building that lack single-user options, the city will convert some of those to all-user bathrooms with privacy screens.


Information from: KOPB-FM, https://news.opb.org

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