Boynton Beach will become the first city in the county to designate all of its single-occupancy restrooms in all city-owned properties as gender-neutral.
"Boynton Beach will be the first municipality in Palm Beach County to have gender-neutral restrooms in all municipal properties," Boynton Beach City Commissioner Ty Penserga, a gay man, said in a press release.
Earlier this year West Palm Beach designated the single-occupancy restrooms in its City Hall gender-neutral but that policy hasn’t gone city-wide yet.
Palm Beach County Human Rights Council President Rand Hoch said in a press release, “Transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, and intersex people often face prejudice, discrimination and humiliation in their everyday lives. They deserve the same dignity and respect as everyone else enjoys, in every area of their lives — including being able to use restrooms in which they feel comfortable."