January 16, 2022

Canada: Gender-Neutral Bathrooms Proposed for Hamilton Public Library

UPDATE Hamilton Public Library Preparing To Change Its Washrooms Into Gender Neutral Facilities (Via Hamiltonnews.Com)

From CBC Hamilton:

A report heading to the city’s library board this week is proposing gender-neutral bathrooms for Hamilton’s libraries, in the name of equal access rights transgender people.

The report, which is set to go before the board on Wednesday, says that wherever practical, individual and family washrooms would be turned into “universal washrooms” that aren’t designated for a specific gender.


In the report, the library says it is acting to ensure that people can enjoy its services “free from attempts by others to impose values, customs or beliefs.”

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See Also: The report discussed in the article is accessible as “Attachment 10.1” in this Hamilton Public Library Board Meeting Agenda

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