Washington Bill Regarding Sex-Specific Use of School Bathrooms (HB 2941)
This law was last updated on Jun 2, 2016
HB 2941 would require public schools to provide toilets and restroom facilities for each sex with no disparities based on sex. Each school would need to provide facilities to be used separately by each sex.
Schools may provide a gender-neutral single occupant bathroom to accommodate a student’s privacy concerns.
The bill defines “sex” to mean biological sex or sex assigned at birth.
The bill goes on to state that the Washington Law Against Discrimination would not apply to this provision.
The bill is in response to new rules enacted by the Human Rights Commission, allowing trans people to use bathrooms based on their gender identity or gender expression.