Kerry Weaver signed Give Nashville businesses a gender-neutral bathroom option 2016-06-03 13:04:51 -0500Gender neutral bathrooms should be available anywhere! I was in Japan more then 20 YEARS ago and they had gender neutral restrooms! If a company wants to be socially responsible and do the right thing, the legislature needs to leave them alone and honor their decisions. Damn, I don’t offer 2 different bathrooms in my home. A bathroom is just a bathroom. They need to just get over it and allow businesses to follow their own minds and hearts.
In April the owners of the Wild Cow and Graze restaurants added gender-neutral signs to their single occupancy restrooms, but they were later told that this move meant they were no longer in compliance with the Metro code. They made the move to serve their customers and employees and to protest the Legislature's bathroom bill that was pending at the time. You can read about the background here.
Metro Nashville Councilman Brett Withers has filed a bill allowing businesses the option of gender-neutral bathrooms. You can read the bill at this link. The bill is up for second of three readings on June 7 at the 6:30 Metro Council meeting in the Metro Courthouse.
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We ask that the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County adopt BL2016-238 by Councilman Brett Withers and give Nashville businesses a gender-neutral bathroom option. This bill comes at the request of a local business and it is the right legislation for customers and employees. Thank you for considering our views.