New York makes it easier for dads to care for their babies in public restrooms


New York has made it easier for fathers to care for their infants in public. And it will help gay and single fathers the most.

A new law went into effect on January 1 that requires all new and renovated buildings with public bathrooms to have changing tables in both men’s and women’s restrooms.

Since gay dads can’t enter women’s bathrooms, the lack of changing facilities hits them and single fathers the hardest. They have no other option than resorting to workarounds like changing babies while squatting on restroom floors.

A photo of a dad doing just that went viral as other fathers described their challenges finding a place where they could care for their children. It spawned the social media campaign #squatforchange.

via LGBTQ Nation