Top Democrats Call For Gender-Neutral Bathrooms In The Capitol

Top Democrats Call For Gender-Neutral Bathrooms In The Capitol

Two of the highest-ranking Democrats in Congress have called for gender-neutral bathrooms to be installed in the Capitol building.

Assistant Speaker of the House of Representatives Katherine Clark (D-MA), and House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) sent a letter to the House Administration Committee Wednesday pushing the Committee to support efforts to install single-occupancy restrooms in the House of Representatives and the office buildings in which Congresspeople and their staff work. Clark and Jeffries said that installing the bathrooms is critical for both tour groups and Capitol staff who identify as transgender.

“All employees, interns, and visitors should have access to safe and comfortable restrooms,” Clark and Jeffries wrote. “For members of the transgender, gender nonconforming and disability communities, that often means the availability of single

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