Texas court dismissed the Obama Administration’s interpretation of Title IX, keeping transgender students from using their gender identified bathroom.

Texas court challenges Title IX use for gender identity protections

A Texas federal court’s decision Sunday challenged the U.S. Department of Education’s interpretation that Title IX includes gender identity in its protections against discrimination based upon sexy, raising concerns for transgender students. 


LGBTQ

The University offers a number of resources for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. The LGBTQ Center works to foster an inclusive community within UNC. They do this by advocating for LGBTQ rights, setting up educational programs and offering resources to the UNC community relating to these issues.

Over the past few years the state of North Carolina has been involved in a fight over LGBTQ rights. In 2012 the state voted on a ballot initiative known as Amendment One. The initiative passed 61 percent to 39 percent and established a ban on gay marriage in the state’s constitution. A number of groups challenged the constitutionality of the decision, including the ACLU.

In October 2014, North Carolina became the 29th state, plus Washington, D.C., to legalize gay marriage in the United States. The Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states on June 26, 2015. 

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Mark Kleinschmidt reads names of Orlando shooting victims alongside Winston Crisp and Emilio Vicente at a vigil in Carrboro.

Vigils honored victims of the Orlando shooting

Rainbow flags flew and contemplative words were spoken — both in Spanish and in English — across Chapel Hill this week as communities gathered to commemorate the lives of the 49 people killed by a shooter in an Orlando nightclub.


UNC system will not enforce HB2

The University of North Carolina system told a federal court Friday it won’t enforce House Bill 2, which would require transgender students to use the restroom which corresponds to the sex on their birth certificates.


House Bill 2: from a local to a federal issue

With North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory suing the federal Department of Justice on Monday, and the DoJ responding with a countersuit just hours later, it is important to remember how exactly we got here. Here is a timeline of the events which led up to and resulted from the passage of House Bill 2.