A file photo shows a sign marking the entrance to a gender-neutral restroom at the University of Vermont in Burlington. Following a controversy in North Carolina last year over a bill restricting the use of public restrooms by transgender people, more states are seeing similar legislative attempts.
A file photo shows a sign marking the entrance to a gender-neutral restroom at the University of Vermont in Burlington. Following a controversy in North Carolina last year over a bill restricting the use of public restrooms by transgender people, more states are seeing similar legislative attempts. Toby Talbot AP
A file photo shows a sign marking the entrance to a gender-neutral restroom at the University of Vermont in Burlington. Following a controversy in North Carolina last year over a bill restricting the use of public restrooms by transgender people, more states are seeing similar legislative attempts. Toby Talbot AP

The battle over who goes to which bathroom is only heating up

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    On Monday, The Senate advanced a bill reopening federal agencies through Feb. 8 after Democrats relented and lifted their blockade against the legislation. The shutdown began Saturday after Democrats derailed a Republican measure that would have kept government open until Feb. 16. Democrats wanted to pressure the GOP to cut a deal protecting young immigrants from deportation and boosting federal spending.