Illinois bill would require gender neutral bathrooms, heads to governor's desk

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A new bill would require single-occupancy restrooms in Illinois to be considered "gender neutral."

SB 556​ passed vote from the Senate and House of Representatives on Tuesday. The bill now heads to Gov. J.B. Pritzker's desk for consideration.

If passed, the bill would require “every single-occupancy restroom in a place of public accommodation or public building [to] be identified as all-gender and designated for use by no more than one person at a time or for family or assisted use."

Single-occupancy restrooms would also be required to have signage indicating ‘all-gender’ or ‘gender-neutral.’

California, Vermont and New Mexico currently have similar restroom laws in effect.