Philadelphia businesses adapt to gender neutral bathroom policy without significant controversy

No businesses have been cited by authorities since Philadelphia adopted a policy requiring public places with single-occupant bathrooms to replace gendered signage and replace it with signage indicating that the bathroom is gender-neutral.

The city has received three complaints from citizens; all three of those businesses then came into compliance with the law.

Karen Guss, a spokeswoman with the Philadelphia Department of Licenses & Inspections, the office tasked with enforcing the city’s transgender-friendly bathroom policy told BillyPenn that “awareness of and compliance with the gender-neutral signage ordinance has been high.”

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