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.

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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
213-977-9500
www.aclusocal.org/help

L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, Anti-Violence Project
800-373-2227
www.lagaycenter.org

Transgender Law Center
415-865-0176
www.transgenderlawcenter.org/help

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