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Show Of Hands August 14th, 2015 12:36pm

Seattle has passed a law that requires that all single-stall bathrooms in public spaces, including private businesses, be gender-neutral. Good idea?

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CaptainMack22
08/23/15 3:30 pm

-Private Business

Instantaneous no.

JamesTiberius think outside the box
08/23/15 8:46 pm

I get your private business, gov has no right, argument - but it's a single stall bathroom. At truck stops, if it's single stall and men's is taken, I use women's. Nuthin wrong w that because there's a lock on the door.

JamesTiberius think outside the box
08/23/15 8:46 pm

I'm sayin, it's not a big deal. Let it go.

CaptainMack22
08/23/15 8:51 pm

Yeah, it's cool if you want to go ahead and do that, all I'm saying is government shouldn't mandate that and force it upon every business. If I had a business, I'd have restrooms for men, women, and neutral, for an occasion like you said.

JamesTiberius think outside the box
08/24/15 6:50 am

Adding a third bathroom to your business(s) would be an unnecessary cost to the company. You already have 2 that are perfectly good for all genders.
Unnecessary.

pacbro Washington
08/22/15 6:52 am

Single stall bathrooms, not really an issue, but it does seem like a waste of time to issue legislation about it.
There were some bathrooms in Seattle that were larger, and gender neutral (seeming) and those were confusing as hell.

LCMR
08/21/15 9:11 pm

So this is how liberty dies, with thunderous applause?

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Lmak Texas
08/20/15 6:04 am

Absolutely ridiculous. This is no better than requiring all houses to do the same.

haku Las Vegas
08/19/15 6:50 am

If it's single use then what's the problem? It's all the same. Perhaps a designated Handicap stall.

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Imjustaguy Massachusetts
08/18/15 8:21 am

I would've supported it till I saw the "private businesses" part.

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tbc76
08/17/15 9:35 pm

It makes sense to make them unisex, but there's no need for a law. Just more gov't waste.

jab87
08/17/15 12:49 pm

I don't care either way. The reason for changing it is the problem.

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ThomasK
08/16/15 7:00 pm

It's a single stall. Why wouldn't it be for anyone?

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Eaglepower
08/16/15 5:05 pm

Yeah if it's a single stall bathroom

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bbkkanderson
08/16/15 2:23 pm

This is soooooo dumb. Get a life people.

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Yoko318 Utah
08/16/15 12:24 pm

This is another case of government regulations where they aren't necessary. If an individual company wishes to do this to their public restrooms there shouldn't be anything stopping them, but they shouldn't require it.

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ParaguasPato Columbus GA
08/16/15 11:07 am

The word "requires" makes it feel a bit unnecessary. I mean, if the company doesn't want to make the smart decision to have single-stall bathrooms gender-neutral then they should have to deal with the unhappy customers, not government officials.

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Crawdaddy11 MIMNAZMN
08/16/15 8:56 am

Some of you are completely nuts. Maybe this is not about transgender and simply because it is stupid to have to wait for the men's room to unlock when the women's is available.

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twighli LGBTQ Pride
08/20/15 1:32 am

Well, as a transgender person, it would sure help me. And my girlfriend. And my therapist. And my friends.

ProfDG I Want Truth
08/16/15 8:47 am

I see bathrooms like this everywhere. If there is only one bathroom (single user) why can't both sexes independently use it? I'm bothered more by the need to legislate it.

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ProfDG I Want Truth
08/16/15 8:49 am

For example, doctors and dentists offices usually have a bathroom that everyone uses. I just don't understand why they feel the need to pass a law.

karv34 philadephia
08/16/15 3:58 am

I think it's fine it's only 1 bathroom that's how majority places work anyways it's used by both genders, but if they do it to the rest area bathrooms and stuff it's wayyy too far then...

TheAtheistFish Brooklyn, nyc
08/15/15 8:01 pm

The fuck is wrong with half of you people? Why the fuck do you care so damn much that you would hate for gender neutral bathrooms to be a thing?!?!

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TheAtheistFish Brooklyn, nyc
08/15/15 8:02 pm

God damnit I misread and I can't delete comments. Forget everything I said. God damn I'm stupid sometimes.

GBAllTheWay Virginia
08/15/15 6:51 pm

Watch as rape skyrockets

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BernieSanders16
08/16/15 5:40 am

It's single stall bathrooms. Only one person in the room .

xiluminate Florida, U.S.
08/15/15 3:22 pm

Yeah, it's a good idea and pretty much a no-brainer for single stall ones. And it can also help non-binary people who struggle with choosing which bathroom to use.

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ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
08/15/15 1:59 pm

Fart. I shudder at the thought of gender neutral bathrooms at Walmart.

BernieSanders16
08/16/15 5:41 am

ONE STALL BATHROOMS. There is only ONE person in the bathroom at a time.

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
08/15/15 1:52 pm

Does public places include fast food restaurants, Walmart or hotels? HELL no. *on knees begging hysterically* people are fucking DISGUSTING. I've seen feces on the seat and no toilet paper in sight, women walk out w/o washing their hands, women

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
08/15/15 1:58 pm

Change their kids on the counter when that changing thing is next to them. I'd hate to see what men do. I see it's a single bathroom, but as I said, people can be nasty. It has nothing to do with people's sexual preference. I could give a flyin

melmeltx funky town, texas
08/15/15 11:42 am

I'm all for it, if for no other reason than the girls bathroom line is always soooo long & it would move quicker if everyone could use both bathrooms. Hurry it up ladies!!!

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a7xgunslingerz Tennessee
08/15/15 11:07 am

People see gender and immediately side with their party. This just means that you have two bathrooms with one toilet in it. It's a good idea.

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lisalashe
08/15/15 10:56 am

Why does it matter if single stall?? I use the men's single stall bathroom at work all the time. Why have a gender when only one person can enter at a time????

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Puntastical caLivonia
08/15/15 6:44 pm

Exactly! I was at a Starbucks with my friend today on a road trip, both of us were dying to go but noooo! Is had to be two gender specific stalls!

zef82
08/16/15 1:12 am

The people voting against just see gender neutral and went crazy. If multiple stall then yeah I don't want to shit and fart around a cute girl in the same bathroom.

tidford My little piece of heaven
08/15/15 9:34 am

Good idea to make such bathrooms gender neutral by choice, but not at point of a gun. This certainly does not feel like freedom nor do the "leaders" enacting these laws seem interested in allowing people to remain free.

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the420sir
08/16/15 12:17 am

People like you are the reason these laws are required.

pr3ttypee Brooklyn, NY
08/15/15 8:58 am

But the question is in regards to public restrooms entirely (private or major businesses), not one in your own household. Id hope your restroom isn't gender specific....

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trav Instagram, travisdover
08/15/15 8:42 am

I like the idea, but I think making it law is unnecessary

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plainwhitetee Columbus, OH
08/15/15 8:36 am

I absolutely believe in the differences between genders. However, when it's a single stall and I have to pee, I'm gonna used the men's toilet if the women's is in use. Who cares when no one else is in there with you??

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bigtaterman Kentucky
08/15/15 8:26 am

I don't see the big deal. Everybody shits, why does it matter where you do it as long as it's private?

inthehole
08/15/15 5:08 am

Yes. Because why are they spending money and time passing laws about this?

andpok
08/15/15 4:15 am

No, simply because the government should have no business over telling people how to use their bathrooms

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pr3ttypee Brooklyn, NY
08/15/15 3:43 am

Wait. Why is this a bad idea? And why are some of you upset? It's where you release your bowels....

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EquaISideEcon more conservative than u
08/15/15 6:32 am

It's regulating private bathrooms too

bigtaterman Kentucky
08/15/15 8:47 am

Nobody is telling you who can use your bathroom. Like it matters anyway.

gounseen Texas Forever
08/14/15 11:36 pm

Seattle always seems to volunteer to demonstrate why over-legislating is detrimental!

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gounseen Texas Forever
08/14/15 11:37 pm

Read: Sudden hike in minimum wage requirements leads to higher prices and fewer jobs, this, etc.

LostTexan42 Deal With It
08/15/15 4:25 am

I agree that the sudden huge hike in minimum wage is bad for small business. Now, how is this detrimental?

gounseen Texas Forever
08/14/15 11:34 pm

No problem with this until the part where they intrude in private business...

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JSavage
08/14/15 10:17 pm

Why the fuck is the government in the restrooms of private businesses?

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Esha
08/15/15 1:35 am

The government already is. Americans with Disabilities Act.

corino Utah
08/14/15 9:07 pm

If it's such a good idea why do we need a law?

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LostTexan42 Deal With It
08/14/15 9:33 pm

I think because usually they try to avoid making bad ideas into law.

gonk In a psychology textbook
08/14/15 10:56 pm

There are thousands of bad ideas that are laws. They're not doing a very good job.

LostTexan42 Deal With It
08/15/15 4:24 am

True. There are bad laws. This isn't one of them.

ran4sh
08/21/15 11:44 pm

To prevent men from being charged with Peeping Tom or similar crime just because they used a single-user restroom labeled "women ".

babygirl627
08/14/15 8:42 pm

I reserve the right to bang on the stall and ask for a tampon, and I don't like pervy men who shouldn't be in the ladies bathroom

LostTexan42 Deal With It
08/14/15 8:52 pm

What part of single stall bathroom don't you understand?

obamasuxx
08/14/15 8:32 pm

EV. ER. YYYYYY! woman should be against this. Men's bathrooms are the worst, sheeittiest places I've ever been into.

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LostTexan42 Deal With It
08/14/15 8:53 pm

LOLOL! No. Just no.

The female head on my Navy warship was DIS-GUS-TING!

CleverUserID Dayton, OH
08/15/15 6:34 am

Gender does not determine a person's cleanliness, a person's individual personality and lifestyle does.

JGTheMan Here
08/14/15 8:29 pm

Stupid politically correct bullshit.

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JGTheMan Here
08/14/15 8:29 pm

Stupid politically correct bullshit.

usernamehere Raise a little hell
08/14/15 8:04 pm

They're single-stall bathrooms. There will be no change in functionality---99% of the time, it'll just be a change in signage.

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ran4sh
08/21/15 11:50 pm

There should be some minor changes though. For example, tampon/pad disposal should be available in both restrooms. Ideally both restrooms should have the same amenities such as baby change table, urinal, tampon/pad dispenser, etc. Plus, it's not...

ran4sh
08/21/15 11:51 pm

... necessary for both to be handicap accessible if there isn't enough space, only one needs to be accessible.

sentiment Texas
08/14/15 7:43 pm

So they are now legislating where I can pee. Next, they will say how long. Reminds me off the Family guy episode where the FCC cracks down on censorship. Seattle Washington is soon becoming like California. Seems like IT, luxury lifestyle influence.

besmart
08/14/15 9:04 pm

Not really... You have more choice now.

tenorplayer14
08/14/15 7:28 pm

They should ban urinals too...I mean, how sexist are those!?

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ohm62
08/14/15 7:45 pm

Should ban d*ks too...
That would solve the problem ;-)

ran4sh
08/21/15 11:55 pm

Urinals give men a place to pee so they won't pee on the toilet seat. In a single-user restroom it would also be possible for a woman to use it if she learned how to pee standing up (there are devices to assist in such)

hvp828 Carolina girl
08/14/15 7:11 pm

If only 1 person is in the bathroom at a time, I don't see why this would be a big deal.

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mb45081 Texas
08/14/15 9:41 pm

Because they are telling businesses to do something, rather than letting them choose by themselves.

tenorplayer14
08/14/15 7:10 pm

I'm sorry but I can't imagine women actually want men using the same bathrooms in public too....am I alone?

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hvp828 Carolina girl
08/14/15 7:14 pm

Just last week at a store, I used the men's bathroom (single potty) because someone was in the women's. In this case, the main door locks, so it's not like anyone else can come in. I was thinking at the time how stupid it was to have 1 designated for

hvp828 Carolina girl
08/14/15 7:15 pm

women & 1 for men, when they can just have 2 generic bathrooms & you use whichever one is available.

tenorplayer14
08/14/15 7:24 pm

I was thinking along the lines of hygiene and general filthiness.

gorilla72 Naples, FL
08/14/15 8:01 pm

So man or woman, don't crap on the bowl...

CleverUserID Dayton, OH
08/15/15 6:39 am

It sounds like the men in your life happen to not be clean. That does not in any way mean all the rest are the same way. You're insulting a lot of people blanketly with your argument.

gorilla72 Naples, FL
08/15/15 7:49 am

I'm a man I don't feel insulted.

tenorplayer14
08/15/15 5:24 pm

Um, go check out a rest stop bathroom sometime and then tell me men do a better job with cleanliness in the aggregate.

Kommisar Kingman, Arizona
08/14/15 7:02 pm

Holy shit. 800 comments about bathrooms. Can't we all argue something more important? Like what Hillary is going to be charged for, or how we can nuke Russia more efficiently.

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obamasuxx
08/14/15 8:35 pm

No, because Hillary didn't do anything wrong and the Obama dept of justice is obviously part of the vast right wing conspiracy.

Esha
08/15/15 1:37 am

I am passionate about restrooms.

SugarShaq
08/14/15 7:02 pm

That's just gross.

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jkferr
08/14/15 6:17 pm

This is something that should be incentivized and encouraged, not dictated.

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DeanBohannon87 West Texas
08/14/15 6:17 pm

This is just going to lead to more harassment and rape cases

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LostTexan42 Deal With It
08/14/15 8:55 pm

How so? It's a single stall bathroom…

DeanBohannon87 West Texas
08/14/15 9:19 pm

Oh I must have read too fast.

LostTexan42 Deal With It
08/14/15 9:30 pm

You're not alone.

bk2024 colorado
08/14/15 5:21 pm

Oh god what idiots

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