No public restrooms of any sort should be separated by either sex or gender.

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No public restrooms of any sort should be separated by either sex or gender.

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  • Unisex bathrooms have proven to work in many areas, thus it seems only right to adopt them on a larger scale in public.

  • It is more efficient to have one large bathroom than two smaller ones.

  • For those with unclear biology/sex (transsexuals in the middle of transitioning and intersex people) having unisex rooms can lead to clear mental health benefits. Lower anxiety, less stress over which room to use, and ultimately having a restroom where they won't "stick out" can help ease social conflict.

  • Sex labels and sex characteristics may not correlate (i.e. someone who is otherwise male having a menstrual cycle). These demonstrate that there's not significant differences in needed facilities.

  • One single bathroom for all genders and non-genders is the most realistic yet effective option if society wishes to create more inclusive spaces.

  • Unisex bathrooms will stimulate the improvement of now often lacking essential safety and privacy between people of the same sex in bathroom design and norms. These improvements will also benefit and ensure safety and privacy of people of different sex in unisex bathrooms.

  • Unisex bathrooms benefit many groups.

  • The American constitution points toward the necessity of unisex bathrooms.

  • Unisex bathrooms represent societal progress regarding equity and human rights.

  • Public restrooms have always been segregated by gender.

  • Unisex bathrooms may threaten peoples' safety and privacy.

  • Many of the problems currently caused by separated bathrooms could be mitigated through a better design of bathrooms.

  • This can be handled by free market principles and local policy decisions. Let consumers/patrons decide if they are willing to pay a higher price/tax for more accommodations.

  • Since gender is on a continuous spectrum, the separation should still exist as it had in historical times, but it should be continuous rather than discrete.

  • Regarding transgender-ism, I believe that if the transgender individual truly believes they are a committed member of the sex they have chosen, they shouldn't need unisex bathrooms as they would fit in with either a male of female bathroom.

  • A significant part of society opposes unisex bathrooms.

  • Unisex bathrooms make many people extremely uncomfortable with using public restrooms.

  • Men and women, because of their different biological characteristics, each need a different type of bathroom. Gender-segregated bathrooms reflect and honour these differences.