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County updates ordinance to not discriminate against men using women's restroom

Posted at 2:12 PM, Jul 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 12:23:03-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Clark County Commissioners voted Tuesday to get rid of an ordinance from the 1960s that was not in compliance with discrimination statutes. An ordinance from 1965 was in place saying boys older than eight years old could not go inside of a women's public restroom.

The commissioner's office said that in review, they realized the ordinance was still in place, even though it violated a newer state law. So on Tuesday morning they voted to strike it down. A spokesperson said the ordinance violated a public accommodations law set in 2011 that changed rights in regard to public accommodation for gender identity and expression.


The 2011 statute reads "All persons entitled to equal enjoyment of places of public accommodation. All persons are entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages and accommodations of any place of public accommodation, without discrimination or segregation on the ground of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression."

There won't be any changes to the physical restrooms, it's just a clarification of who can go in what restroom.