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.