Urinals Banned From Municipal Building in Effort to Go 'Gender-Neutral'

Ferlon Webster Jr. | October 1, 2019

The city of Portland has decided that men should not have the privilege of quickly and conveniently relieving themselves in the restroom any longer, so they banned the advantageous urinals at their Portland Municipal Building.

As KGW-TV reports:

In an email to employees last February, Chief Administrative Officer Tom Rinehart wrote:

'We will continue to have gender-specific (male and female) multi-stall restrooms that are readily available to any employee that prefers to use one. But, there will be no urinals in any restroom in the building. This will give us the flexibility we need for any future changes in signage.'

'I am convinced that this is the right way to ensure success as your employer, remove arbitrary barriers in our community, and provide leadership that is reflective of our shared values.'

Portland’s goal is to make everything “gender-neutral” and it appears the chief administrative officer hinted to eventually removing any male and female signage from the restrooms as time moves on.

Remodeling the bathrooms to their “progressive” and “woke” state cost taxpayers $195 million. I’ll say it one more time: A useless change, to satisfy a few cost Portland residents $195,000,000.

Conservative talk show host Lars Larson told KGW that he’s outraged, for multiple reasons.

“I think it’s ridiculous,” Larson said. “First of all, I know that it already makes a lot of people uncomfortable. Secondly, its gonna take up a lot more space and third — anyone whose ever been to any public event — have you seen the line at the ladies room? Do you see any line at the men's room?"

He also made the point that urinals use much less water than traditional toilets.

KGW-TV also reports:

The building's 1st, 3rd and 15th floors will have large multi-stall bathrooms that men and women will use together.

Other floors will have separate men's and women's bathrooms.

But every floor will have at least one any gender bathroom.

Overall there will be 42 “all-user stalls” as the city calls them and 104 gender specific stalls.

H/T: The Blaze