Mayor de Blasio Signs Law Requiring Changing Tables in Men's and Women's Restrooms
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Espinal told HuffPost that it’s an affordable update. The changing tables cost between $155-$185. “It’s a low cost for a big benefit,” he said.
It will also keep New York City up-to-date on modern parenting practices, as well. After all, it's not just women who change diapers these days. Single dads, gay dads, and male caretakers all need a place to change diapers.
While New York City makes steps to push this legislation into law, there is still no national mandate requiring changing tables in restrooms, at all. “Parents should be changing their children’s diapers with a little more dignity, in a space that’s sanitary,” Espinal told HuffPost.
Espinal expects the bill to be well received despite New York City being the first major city to propose this type of legislation. This exciting legislation will hopefully inspire other states across the nation to take suit.
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