California bill would require gender neutral sections of department stores

A new bill from California Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Campbell) would require retailers in the state to devote floor space to items marketed to both girls and boys.

According to Politico “stores would be able to sell the same products they do now as long as they maintain some areas where shoppers can find all toys or clothes, regardless of gender-based marketing under CA AB2826 (19R)”

Low said in an interview Friday “this is an issue of children being able to express themselves without bias.”

Recently, Hasbro announced the toy formerly known as “Mr. Potato head” will now be gender neutral and simply called “Potato Head.”

The change will take place this year.