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State says men can use women's rooms

 


If a man says he is a woman and walks into the women’s restroom, it is now illegal for a business owner to intervene. That is the result of a new rule created by the Washington State Human Rights Commission that went into effect Dec. 26.

This first-of-its-kind, statewide law is part of the recent push to frame gender-segregated bathrooms as an affront to “equality.”

The issue has been heating up in Washington for a while now. School boards throughout Washington State have been wrestling with the matter.

However, this is the first statewide mandate that forces businesses to cooperate with a customer’s confusion about his or her gender.

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