Walgreens adopts gender-neutral bathroom policy

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Walgreens adopts gender-neutral bathroom policy

By Gina Acosta - 02/07/2018

Walgreens has changed its restroom policy after an incident in Los Angeles in which a woman was denied access to the ladies room.

The drug chain will now allow customers to “use restroom facilities that correspond to the individual’s gender identity, regardless of the individual’s sex assigned at birth."

The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California announced the policy change in a statement on Monday.

“Everyone needs safe restroom access, and California law protects every person’s right to access restrooms based on their gender identity in workplaces, schools, and business establishments,” explained ACLU SoCal Staff Attorney Amanda Goad. “It’s important for businesses to make sure their employees understand that requirement, just like Walgreens is now doing.”

The woman who was denied access to the restroom posted a video on YoutTube that went viral.