The Obama administration has announced it is imposing its transgender bathroom policy on thousands of federal buildings across the country.
NBC News reports the notice has been issued today in the Federal Register.
According to the notice, “federal agencies occupying space under the jurisdiction, custody, or control of the GSA [General Services Administration] must allow individuals to use restroom facilities and related areas consistent with their gender identity.”
The rule applies to federal courthouses and offices of government agencies such as the Social Service Administration and the Department of Veteran Affairs. It doesn’t apply to the U.S. Capitol or to national parks because they aren’t under GSA control.
The federal notice also states: “… [T]he self-identification of gender identity by any individual is sufficient to establish which restroom or other single-sex facilities should be used.”
The NBC report also notes that the administration’s edict states that the requirement to provide equal access cannot be met by requiring transgender employees and visitors to use single-user washrooms.
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