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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Bathroom Policy for County Executive Office

In the wake of North Carolina HB 2 that mandates individuals use the restroom that corresponds with the gender they were assigned at birth, and amid reports that a similar proposal may be reconsidered in Wisconsin, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced Friday a new bathroom policy in the Milwaukee County Executive’s office – use whichever restroom you feel comfortable in.

Abele released the following statement:

“I want Milwaukee County to be a welcoming place for everyone, regardless of their age, race, ethnicity, religion, or what gender they identify with. Passing laws about who can use which bathroom is not only a mean-spirited and discriminatory intrusion on the rights of transgender individuals to fully participate in society, it is a tremendous waste of time and energy. That is why, as of today, the restrooms in my office are gender neutral. I want everyone who visits the county executive’s office to feel comfortable."

County Executive Abele’s new restroom policy applies only to the county executive’s office.

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