It could soon become easier for men to change a baby’s diaper in Connecticut.
The state Senate on Wednesday voted 34-2 in favor of a bill that requires newly constructed or substantially renovated public or commercial buildings to have an infant changing table available to men, as well as women. The bill now awaits action in the House of Representatives.
Democratic Sen. Dennis Bradley of Bridgeport says “men also have the responsibility to change the diapers of our children” in today’s world.
Democratic Sen. Will Haskell of New Canaan notes the law change is important for same-sex parents. Haskell says his brother and husband too often “have to resort to a floor or counter” to change their daughter’s diaper because there isn’t a changing table in many men’s rooms.