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UC's to install gender-neutral restrooms on campuses

The University of California plans to make some restrooms in the state college system gender neutral.

Campuses are making a move to make bathrooms more comfortable for transgender and gay students. UC officials say they plan to begin converting single-stall restrooms to gender-neutral and include such facilities in new and renovated buildings.

The bathroom policy would widen an agreement officials reached in June with the union representing teaching assistants, tutors and readers that promised gender-neutral bathrooms within easy walking distance. Details still need to be worked out on the bathrooms, including the number of single-stall facilities possibly involved and any cost.

Humboldt State  is ahead of the curve with this issue having already installed three gender-neutral restrooms on campus last May.