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Pritzker signs gender-neutral bathroom bill into law

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SPRINGFIELD — On Friday, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill that requires all single-person public restrooms to gender-neutral. 

WAND 17, an NBC affiliate in Decatur, reported the bill, Senate Bill 556, amends the Equitable Restrooms Act.

The TV station reported that each single-person restroom should have signs indicating “all gender” or “gender-neutral.” It applies to existing and future buildings and health inspectors will be make sure businesses comply. 

It goes into effect immediately, WAND 17 reported.

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