For the first time, UNC officials are making a strong statement of opposition to House Bill 2. The new law overturns local non-discrimination ordinances and requires people to use the public bathroom matching the gender identification on their birth certificate.
Late Friday, Chancellor Carol Folt said in a written statement that the university will strive to remain inclusive while complying with the law.
Meanwhile, UNC System President Margaret Spellings spoke out in a conference call with reporters yesterday. Spellings said the law sends a chill through the system and hurts faculty, staff and student recruitment. She says she’s talking with legislators about her concerns over the law.