WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — West Hollywood this week begins requiring gender-neutral restrooms under a law that aims to make those with a non-traditional “gender identity” more welcome.

The ordinance that takes effect on Thursday requires that restrooms with only one stall in restaurants, businesses and public places cannot restrict it to a specific sex either by signage or fixtures.

Existing businesses have 60 days to make changes, but new ones must heed the requirements immediately.

The Los Angeles suburb, which has a sizable gay and transgender population, passed the ordinance in June. It doesn’t apply to multiple-stall restrooms.


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