"You Ask, Patch Answers" is where we strive to find answers to all your questions—big, small and in-between—about the town we live and work in.
Whether it’s something you’ve always wondered about, some information you just can’t put your hands on or a sudden curiosity, we want to hear it.
Send your queries to email@example.com or leave them in the comments section below, and I will do my best to dig up an answer for you. You also can call me at 248-231-4667.Patch reader John asks: "If Proposal A (the human rights ordinance) passes in November will men dressed as women be allowed to use women's restrooms?"
To answer John's question, Patch asked Royal Oak City Attorney David Gillam.
Here is Gillam's response:
"The use of restrooms and locker rooms would continue to be restricted based upon gender, not an individual’s perception of his/her gender. A male who chooses to appear and/or act as a female would not be entitled to use a female restroom or locker room. Similarly, a female who chooses to appear and/or act as a male would not be entitled to use a male restroom or locker room."
Click here to read a copy of the human rights ordinance.