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Unisex restaurant bathrooms?

Dec 22, 2017

Rep. Dan Hynes is sponsoring a 2018 bill that would repeal the requirement that larger restaurants have separate bathrooms for each sex. Current state law requires restaurants designed to serve 25 or more people, and any food establishments that serve alcohol, to segregate toilets by sex. Read more about this issue

Should NH repeal the requirement that larger restaurants have separate bathrooms for each sex?

Discussion held on Citizens Count NH website and Facebook page December 3, 2017

192 citizens responded79 citizens opposed a toll hike72 citizens in favor of a toll hike41 citizens said other

What Participants Said

No: 79 people were opposed to repealing the requirement that larger restaurants have separate bathrooms for each sex.

  • “No… Men and women are different and having different bathrooms isn't a bad thing.”
  • “No, they should not. I refuse to use unisex bathrooms. They are unsafe and dangerous.”
  • “Separate bathrooms. End of story.”

Yes: 72 people were in favor of repealing the requirement that larger restaurants have separate bathrooms for each sex.

  • “Yes. This lets restaurants do as they like, without the state interfering.”
  • “Yes. Unisex bathrooms work for everyone.”
  • “Yes, repeal. Plenty will keep it the same, some will switch to all unisex. Who cares? Not for government to dictate.”

Other: 41 people commented on related questions and issues instead. 
The majority of these respondents suggested they would support unisex single-stall bathrooms, but believed multiple stall bathrooms should be separated by gender.

  • “If the rest room accommodates more than one person at a time, it needs to be designated for a specific sex. Single person rest rooms can be unisex.”
  • “If there is more than one toilet in each room, there should be separate bathrooms.”
  • “All single person bathrooms should be unisex. Group bathrooms should probably be separate.”

*Editor selection of actual participant quotes.

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Related Bill

HB 1382 (2018)
Bill Status: Tabled in the Senate
Hearing date: Apr 10, 2018

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