(FREE BEACON) New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation Monday that requires individuals be granted access to public bathrooms and locker rooms based on their gender identity.
The executive order mandates that transgender and gender non-conforming individuals be allowed to use single-sex facilities consistent with their gender identity. Individuals will not need to show identification or any proof of their gender to use the facilities, the Associated Press reported.
The order, effective immediately, applies to buildings owned by the city of New York, including city offices, public parks, pools, playgrounds, recreation centers, and some museums.
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