Florida universities’ bathroom rule moves a step forward

The Florida state university system board of governors on Wednesday 20 September took a step in carrying out a controversial new law that includes requiring the designation of restrooms for “exclusive use by females” and “exclusive use by males”, reports CBS.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the law in May, amid a series of measures in Florida and other states focused on transgender people. The board of governors approved moving forward with a notice of intent to adopt a new regulation about the designation of restrooms or having unisex restrooms. “University employees who violate [the law] are subject to their university’s established disciplinary procedures, which must include disciplinary actions up to and including dismissal,” the proposed regulation said. Universities are required to “provide documentation certifying their compliance” with the law by 1 April 2024.

Equality Florida, an LGBTQ advocacy organisation, said in a statement after the legislature approved the law in May that it “perpetuates discrimination and exclusion of transgender Floridians by prohibiting gender-inclusive restrooms and changing rooms” in schools and other facilities.
Full report on the CBS News site