300 Restrooms Go Gender-Neutral In St. Louis Area
Hundreds of restrooms in buildings owned and operated by St. Louis County's government will now be gender neutral following an executive order signed by the Missouri county's executive, Dr. Sam Page.
According to a report from Fox 2, about 300 single-stall restrooms will now be given signs that simply read "Restroom," instead of signs that pointed to a particular gender.
Page wrote that employees and community members deserve to be respected regardless of their gender identity or expression.
The executive order also says that a "binary gender system" can leave some people feeling left out.
St. Louis County District 5 Councilwoman Lisa Clancy (D) was the first to call for changes to be made to single-stall restrooms in the county. According to Fox 2, Clancy called the executive order an "important step in ensuring transgender and non-binary individuals feel affirmed and welcomed" while working in and navigating county-owned buildings.