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Letter: Bathrooms for disabled ought to be first priority

Bathrooms for disabled ought to be first priority

As the husband of a wheelchair-bound spouse, I am constantly “hoping” that public and private buildings contain a restroom appropriate for my wife and me. These are commonly known as family restrooms. Some highway rest areas have them, some shopping places also, but most of the time I have to take her into a men’s room or, if an attendant is nearby, he closes the ladies room and stands guard while I take her to the bathroom.

I think that, as a society, we have an obligation to those who cannot help themselves and make things as easy as possible for them and their caregivers.

Mandating bathrooms for those who question their gender might be OK in the future, but let’s take care of the people with disabilities first.

Ronald W. Pokorski