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Want an instant new-bathroom feel? Update your shower head.

For a new-bathroom feel without the hassle of a full remodel, Jasmine Morvay, an interior designer in Ottawa, Ontario, has a few ideas: Install a glass door or change the …


The black toilet: An unconventional bathroom accessory that’s back

“A white toilet and a white sink are the most expected thing you can do in a bathroom,” says designer Scott Sanders. “A powder room should be chic and interesting. …


Vashon Island High School creating gender neutral bathrooms

The Vashon Island School District has converted two of the school’s gender-segregated bathrooms into restrooms open to everyone.


ACLU seeks to ban transgender bathroom initiative in Montana

The ACLU of Montana is challenging the constitutionality of a proposed ballot initiative that would require transgender residents to use public bathrooms that correspond with their sex at birth.


Editorial: Good riddance to harmful bathroom initiative

With I-1552 on the ballot, the national spotlight would’ve shone on Washington state. So it’s a relief knowing the Just Want Privacy group was unable to scare enough people, with …


DeVos defiant at CPAC: ‘My job isn’t to win a popularity contest’

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Thursday that she intends to forge ahead with her approach to overhauling U.S. schools, declaring that the Obama administration’s efforts to improve them had failed …


Group files initiative on transgender bathrooms

A group that wants to repeal a Washington state rule allowing transgender people to use the bathroom of the gender with which they identify is trying once again to overturn …


10 states sue over restrooms transgender students can use

Ten states sued the federal government Friday over rules requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms conforming to their gender identity.


Gordon Jackson: Bathroom combatants could learn from village

If we explained how we’re addressing our distinctly first world problem of using the courts to figure out who gets to use which bathroom, these villagers couldn’t begin to grasp …


Editorial: Transgender child’s story deepens understanding

If Rachel’s story leads to sober reflection and thoughtful debate, all the better. That would a welcome step forward from the contretemps we’ve witnessed through the prism of the bathroom …


Portland to make single-user bathrooms gender-neutral

The city of Portland is poised to make its one-person bathrooms gender-neutral.


Editorial: Idaho’s transgender fight sadly familiar

Admittedly, the feds and Washington state moved quickly on this issue - perhaps too quickly - and it has caught people off guard. However, the rules respecting gender identity are …


Transgender bathroom choice nothing new for Seattle schools

In progressive Seattle, a presidential order that public schools give transgender students access to the bathrooms matching their gender identity won’t require a shift.


South Carolina bill would ban transgender people from using bathrooms of their choosing

South Carolina would ban transgender people from using public bathrooms, showers or changing rooms of their choice under a bill introduced in the state Senate on Wednesday.


Montana invites PayPal after firm spurns North Carolina

Montana officials sought to capitalize on North Carolina’s loss and announced Wednesday that they would be courting PayPal to open an operations center.


PayPal cancels North Carolina expansion over discrimination law

PayPal says it’s canceling plans to bring 400 jobs to North Carolina after lawmakers passed a law that restricts protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.


NYC enacts anti-discrimination rules for city facilities

A regulation that ensures people visiting New York City facilities can use restrooms or locker rooms aligned with their gender identity was enacted Monday.


Shawn Vestal: Let’s flush panic out of restroom discussion

Maybe you didn’t know, but there is a group of people allowed in public restrooms who are putting women and children at risk. These people, for the most part, are …


Access to restrooms based on gender identity stirs debate in Olympia

A state rule that allows people in Washington to select a restroom based on their gender identity protects transgender people from harassment, supporters say.