The following comes from a January 31 Breitbart article by William Bigelow:
A new bill proposed by Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) AB 1732, would force businesses, government buildings and other public venues to stop identifying single-use restrooms as either male or female and identify themselves as “all-gender” instead.
Co-author David Chiu (D-San Francisco) added, “Having access to a restroom without restrictions based on one’s gender identity simply makes sense. All gender restrooms will enhance dignity and safety for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals in their daily lives.”
California has already fought one big battle over bathrooms in recent years.
San Francisco legislators have been pushing the envelope for restroom use for years. In July 2013, AB 1266, authored by then-Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, required public K-12 schools to let transgender students choose which restrooms they use and which school teams they join based on their gender identity. But AB1266 did not collect enough valid signatures to make the November 2014 ballot.
In 2015, the Personal Privacy Protection Act, which called for persons to “use facilities in accordance with their biological sex in all government buildings,” and protected private businesses from being “subject to criminal, civil, or administrative sanctions, or civil suits for requiring employees, patrons, students, or any other person to use facilities in accordance with their biological sex,” failed to make the November 2016 ballot.
The bill, authored by a group called Privacy For All, did not gather the number of required signatures to make the ballot.