big stores in california A section would need to be created for gender-neutral children’s toys.
Governor Newsom signed a bill into law Saturday that orders stores with at least 500 employees to maintain gender-neutral classes. The requirement is the first of its kind in the United States, The Associated Press informed of.
The law does not prohibit the performance of sections of boys and girls. Instead, it calls for engaging gender-neutral territory.
This only applies to toys and childcare products, not clothing. Because of the 500 employee limit, small businesses are exempt.
The law takes effect in 2024 and is a step toward expanding the way men and women shop by identifying products in ways other than binary options.
NS Legislative Assembly was sponsored by Ivan Low (D-San Jose) who told the Associated Press that she was inspired by the 10-year-old daughter of an employee who wanted to know why some products were off-limits to her.
“We need to stop stigmatizing what is acceptable for certain genders and let children be children,” Low said. “My hope is that this bill will encourage more businesses in California and the US to avoid reinforcing harmful and outdated stereotypes.”
Some businesses have already taken steps in this direction. Target, which has 1,915 stores in the US, announced in 2015 that it would eliminate some