Chicago School District Opening Girls’ Restrooms to Anyone Who ‘Feels Comfortable’ Using Them

Chicago Public Schools are eliminating sex-specific restrooms to “increase gender equity.”

QUICK FACTS:
  • Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is requiring all schools in the district to adopt new signage in an effort to make restrooms gender-neutral, FOX News reports.
  • CPS is calling the move a “big step forward for gender equity.”
  • The initiative requires schools to display language outside restrooms informing students they may use the restroom that aligns with their gender identity regardless of their biological sex.
  • “We’re requiring all schools to adopt new signage to make our restrooms more inclusive,” CPS tweeted, announcing the change. “This is a big step forward for gender equity for our students and staff.”
  • The change will also affect staff, in that “All CPS students and staff will have fair and equitable access to bathroom facilities that align with their gender identity,” CPS Title IX Officer Camie Pratt said of the change in a video shared to social media (see below).
WATCH THE VIDEO ANNOUNCEMENT: