Illinois public bathrooms to become gender-neutral in 2020


**ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY AUG. 26**A sign marks the entrance to a gender neutral restroom at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt., Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

ILLINOIS (WTVO) — Starting January 1st, all single-occupancy public restrooms in Illinois will become gender-neutral.

SB 556 passed the Illinois House in May and was signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

According to the law, “every single-occupancy restroom in a place of public accommodation or public building shall be identified as all-gender and designated for use by no more than one person at a time or for family or assisted use.” 

The bill includes all bathrooms that have been built or that will be built in the State of Illinois.


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