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Law would require changing tables in male restrooms

CA Lawmakers Push Bills Requiring Baby Changing Tables In Men's Restrooms

As the dynamics of the modern family evolve, California lawmakers are pushing two bills that require baby-changing tables in men's restrooms. Two bills mandating businesses to grant men equal access to changing tables have cleared the California State Senate Transportation and Housing Committee on Tuesday.

One of the bills proposes a changing station that is accessible to both men and women. The bill's sponsor told Fox News, "...traditional gender roles with women as the primary caregiver for the children are changing, and men are becoming more and more involved in the care of their young children. There are also a growing number of same-sex households with children."

The other bill requires changing tables in every men's and women's restroom in restaurants, movie theaters, shopping centers, and public facilities.

The proposed bills are a sign of progress, but they would force costly regulations on businesses and there is no certainty either will pass in the state senate.

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ACROPOLIS MARBLE May 02 2014 at 5:42 PM

why do we have to change the laws that have been in place like forever....just because gays chose to be gay and not have women in their lives to change thier baby's diapers, then that is on them, im sorry, otherwise find a way to change your baby's diapers, we women do amazing things, if you are gay and want to be female then do the same, find ways to do things that we women are faced with daily to do, like use our imaginations, to make our babies comfortable. ..and yes change them in the car like we do if we cannot find a place to change them, weve done it, why cant you? maybe 'cause you are not real women!!!! you are still men and men are and will always be men and not have immaginations like we do. no matter how much you try you will never be a real woman..your choice, then deal with the problems we are faced with all the time...use your immaginations like we do to make your baby happy.Now if you are a single dad, a real man, that has his own kids he is raising ,i feel sorry for you

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Charlotte May 02 2014 at 11:53 AM

They are everywhere in AZ. Just do it! Don't need to spend time and money making a law that is only common sense. Geez!

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. May 02 2014 at 11:53 AM

Just another bill that sticks it to the businessman!

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hangten1955 May 02 2014 at 11:52 AM

Because fathers are taking a greater child rearing role, will Courts stop automatically giving custody of the children to the mother when parents separate?

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mmh00001 May 02 2014 at 6:44 PM

Umm, the reason why baby changing stations are in women's restrooms is because... babies come from women! Also, isn't it child abuse for two gays to adopt male babies? And we know that two gays would never adopt female babies (fact - gays detest females).

So, once again, the ca legislature is interfering with citizens' rights by passing bad laws.

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motoco62 May 02 2014 at 11:47 AM

From what I hear about Calfornia, they can't afford to add new changing tables. They better work on their economy by not aubsidizing all the illegals who sneak up there.

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desertaone May 02 2014 at 11:47 AM

why aren't our politicians working on ways to allow us more freedom to succeed in our struggle to make our own way and be able to pay the taxes they have already heaped upon us? Is this issue more important than addressing the state deficit problem, the lack of retirement funds, the medical problems brought about by the affordable! care act, or the mass of other problems faced by the public? Surely we can find a place to change the baby without government intervention! I hope!

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rlmcanoe May 02 2014 at 11:46 AM

I see nothing wrong with putting the tables in the men's rooms. I'm a woman and i know a few men that are single parents, and they should get everything that a woman gets.

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zorro205 May 02 2014 at 6:57 PM

mmhoooo1 you better look into family ( fatherhood ) here in S C all the mens rooms have baby changing tables

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teeveequeen May 02 2014 at 11:45 AM

if the liberals had their way ... ALL sexes would just use the same bathrooms

because of course, we can't discriminate on the GENDER BENDERS

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