Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker (D) signed SB 556, the “Equitable Restrooms Act,” into law on Friday requiring every single-occupancy restroom in “places of public accommodation” to be labeled as gender neutral. The Illinois Human Rights Act defines that a “place of public accommodation” includes movie theaters, concert halls, hotels, restaurants, grocery stores, clothing stores, and laundromats. Though the move is being hailed as an equal rights victory for the transgender community, common sense is prevailing on social media, where the headline is getting trolled, with commentators asking, “Why not just call it a bathroom?” since it is for one person only regardless of gender. Proof yet again that common sense isn’t all that common.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
On April 11, the Illinois state Senate voted 53-0 in favor of SB 556, otherwise known as the “Equitable Restrooms Act,” which would have all single-occupancy restrooms in “places of public accommodation” be labeled as gender-neutral.
On May 21, the state House passed the bill on a 109-5 vote, and on Friday, Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the legislation into law.
The text of the law reads in part:
(b) This Section applies to any existing or future places of public accommodation or public buildings.
(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of 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.