By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Mayor Jim Kenney signed a bill into law Thursday morning that protects the rights of trans and non-binary Philadelphians. The legislation was sponsored by Councilmember Helen Gym.

It requires youth organizations to implement policies that protect young people who are transgender.

Mayor Kenney Signs Transgender Protection Law

The new law also ensures public buildings have accessible gender-neutral bathrooms, including each floor of City Hall.