The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) in the USA has now made it mandatory for all public schools under it to adopt new signage for their student washrooms and toilets, making them ‘gender neutral’. Calling it a big step towards gender equity, the CPS has asked the schools to use signage that tells the students that they can use the toilets irrespective of their gender identities.
In a tweet, CPS informed that they are now requiring all schools to adopt new signage to make restrooms ‘more inclusive’. “This is a big step towards gender equity for our students and staff,” it added.
The new signage in school toilets has been implemented starting December 1.
CPS officer Camie Pratt said in a video, “All CPS students and staff will have fair and equitable access to bathroom facilities that align with their gender identity.” She added that the signage will “make it clear that all restrooms are open for use by anyone who feels comfortable and will increase gender equality for all.”
The new signages indicate the fixtures available inside the restroom and announce that it is open to users of any gender identity and expression. Other signages include “This restroom has stalls/urinals and all who feel comfortable can use them” and “This is a gender-neutral restroom with multiple stalls, it is open to users of any gender identity and expression”.
CPS has stated that going forward they will introduce a long-term plan to make the changes more permanent.
ICYMI: We’re requiring all schools to adopt new signage to make our restrooms more inclusive. This is a big step forward for gender equity for our students and staff. pic.twitter.com/4JPBdd1jQy
— CPS – Chicago Public Schools (@ChiPubSchools) November 30, 2021
Source: Fox News