UNC president: Campuses must follow transgender law

CHAPEL HILL, NC (AP) — The president of the University of North Carolina system says the 17 campuses will follow the state’s new law about transgender people by requiring that all bathrooms be designated for use by people based on their biological sex.

President Margaret Spellings said in a memo to chancellors that the 16 college campuses and the N.C. School of Science and Math must label multi-occupancy changing facilities for single-sex use. She says schools may provide single-occupancy bathrooms or changing facilities that are gender-neutral.

Click here to read the statement from UNCW Chancellor Zito Sartarelli. 

The American Civil Liberties Union was one of four groups to join a statement issued Thursday saying they’re disappointed that UNC concluded it must follow the new law. The groups say it violates federal law.

Spellings’ memo, sent Tuesday, notes that the new law doesn’t address enforcement.

(Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Categories: NC, News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *