SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's lower legislative chamber has passed a bill to require single-person public restrooms to be gender neutral.
The Assembly's 52-18 vote Monday came as North Carolina and the federal government sued each other over that state's law requiring transgender people to use the restroom matching the sex on their birth certificate.
The vote came comes hours after North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory sued the federal government to defend that state's law requiring transgender people to use the restroom matching the sex on their birth certificate.
The law also limits discrimination protections for LGBT people. The U.S. Justice Department said last week that North Carolina's law violates civil rights.
In California, Democratic Assemblyman Phil Ting of San Francisco aims to help transgender people, caregivers and parents with kids of different genders.
The bill would ask inspectors and officials who enforce building codes to check restroom signs for compliance. A state association of health officers no longer opposes the bill.
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