What is the Legal Status on the Use of Restrooms in Merida

Disclaimer: The author of this section is neither an attorney nor a sworn law enforcement officer, but has consulted with a licensed attorney on this particular topic. Said consultation was in-office, on the clock, and was “legal advise” in the strict sense.

There are no prohibitions nor legal statutes regarding the use of gendered restrooms in most public and private facilities in the Merida area.

However, there is nothing on the books which asserts one’s right to use the restroom of his/her choice either so common sense need to prevail. Read our general guidelines here.

The conclusion of the legal opinion was along the line of the use of any property, including a restroom, is “at will” of the management and they can, legally, restrict one’s usage of such as long as they do not violate applicable statutes or regulations in the process.

Although it is not, technically, “illegal” to use the restroom of your choice, should circumstances warrant, there could be grounds for action under various laws of public conduct such as trespass or disorderly conduct.


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