In California, business establishments, non-profits, and government agencies that serve the public cannot discriminate based on someone’s gender identity or gender expression.
Know Your Rights When Using Restrooms
Under Cal. Civ. Code § 51(b), business establishments, non-profits, and government agencies that serve the public cannot stop you from using the restroom or other sex-segregated facility that matches your gender identity, or ask you to provide ID to prove your gender in order to use a restroom or other sex-segregated facility, such as a dressing room or gym locker room.
If you think you have been discriminated against when using a restroom or other sex-segregated facility because of your gender identity or expression, contact us or partner organizations:
ACLU of Southern California
L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, Anti-Violence Project
Transgender Law Center