A state lawmaker is trying to make most public bathrooms gender neutral.
House Bill 388, sponsored by Rep. Angelica Rubio, would require single toilets in a public place to be made available to anyone regardless of sex or gender identity.
The bill says restrooms with more than one toilet in them would be exempt from this.
“This is more of a piece of legislation that yes, it’s about convenience but it’s also about, how are we treating all people the same so that we’re not asking them to be considered something different when you know that they’re not,” Rep. Rubio, D-Las Cruces, said.
The single-use bathrooms would also have to have signs that show it’s gender neutral.
The bill passed in the first committee.