SACRAMENTO, Calif. (WIAT) — The LGBT community is praising an NBA arena for building 23 single stall all-gender public restrooms throughout the building.
The Golden One Center is home to the Sacramento Kings. It’s the first entertainment and sports arena to fully accommodate transgender fans, but not everyone is happy about the change.
“This is a bad message,” Randy Thomasson, said. “This is confusing children. This is saying, hey, sexual anarchy. You can call yourself any gender you want without telling children the health risks of those decisions.”
Others support the new development.
“To be able to know that that space is open to them and that it welcomes them is something that I think will really encourage people who I think otherwise might not have felt really safe,” Jo Michael said.
The Sacramento Kings owner has been open with his support during construction, saying they want to build the most connected and forward thinking arena in the world to ensure the very best fan experience.