After months of controversy over House Bill 2 and students calling for action from the university, faculty members have begun speaking out against the bathroom bill. After months of controversy over House Bill 2 and students calling for action from the university, faculty members have begun speaking out against the bathroom bill. Faculty Council of UNC Charlotte votes on resolution to repeal Bathroom Bill : Niner Times

Faculty Council of UNC Charlotte votes on resolution to repeal Bathroom Bill

| May 2, 2016

After months of controversy over House Bill 2 and students calling for action from the university, faculty members have begun speaking out against the bathroom bill.

On April 21, the Faculty Council of UNC Charlotte voted on a resolution for the repeal of House Bill 2. In the resolution, it states the Faculty Council “urges the North Carolina General Assembly to repeal House Bill 2.”

The resolution accuses North Carolina’s political leaders of diminishing civil rights and using laws to codify discrimination.

The School of Social Work also released a statement earlier in the week. In the statement, it is written that as social workers they believe House Bill 2 contradicts the values of their profession.

Even if the law stands, HB2 will ultimately disappoint its supporters,” said Master of Social Work program director Bob Herman-Smith. “There is already much more interest on campus, in the state and across the country about transgender issues. Conversation leads to more awareness which leads to myth-busting. That’s not what the General Assembly intended to do.”

Herman-Smith said the School of Social Work plans to add more LGBT-related content to their curriculum, post maps to gender-neutral bathrooms on campus and “generally raise awareness about the impact of the law.”

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Alexandria Sands

Alexandria is the News Editor for the Niner Times. She is a junior Communications major with a double minor in Journalism and Film. Alexandria has reported and taken photographs for The State Port Pilot, The Gaston Gazette and The Shelby Star. She is a graduate of the Academy of Information Technology within Apex High School. You can reach Alexandria at news@ninertimes.com or Twitter.com/alexsands_.

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  1. SW says:

    I guess I am too old fashioned to understand, why does a guy want to pee in a girls bathroom standing up when there are no urinals? Does he like the sound of his pee on the porcelain, are there no stains for him to pee on when he goes in his special place or is he just a special specimen of a pervert when he goes to get his fix preying on the children of today. Men do not need to be in Women’s restrooms, make the right decision!

  2. Dana Courtney says:

    I’m wondering if SW has had a chance to read the bill, to digest the full impact of the discrimination, to recognize the overt and covert less than and better than status intent of the legislation. Peeing is hardly the core of the bill although very important if a person has to go and is afraid for their life and limb as may be the case for trans individuals. I look forward to the time when all differences are recognized, appreciated and supported rather than treated as unimportant or non-existent.

Alexandria Sands

Alexandria is the News Editor for the Niner Times. She is a junior Communications major with a double minor in Journalism and Film. Alexandria has reported and taken photographs for The State Port Pilot, The Gaston Gazette and The Shelby Star. She is a graduate of the Academy of Information Technology within Apex High School. You can reach Alexandria at news@ninertimes.com or Twitter.com/alexsands_.