CA Governor approves gender-neutral restrooms, ballot selfies

- Single-stall public restrooms in California will be open to anyone regardless of gender under a bill signed by Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday that is being hailed as an advance of transgender rights.

Access to public bathrooms has become a flashpoint in the battle over transgender rights in the United States, where some states including California already let transgender students use locker rooms and restrooms in accordance with their gender identities.

Opponents fear that sexual predators will pose as transgender bathroom users in order to find victims.

Another bill signed by Governor Brown will soon make ballot selfies legal.
 
The law will allow voters to take photos of their completed ballots and share them on social media.
 
The ballot selfie bill goes into effect on January 1, 2017-- after the upcoming presidential election.
 
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