Florida’s private HEIs must also comply with bathroom rule

Private colleges and universities in Florida must now comply with a rule requiring students and faculty to use bathroom and changing facilities aligned with their sex assigned at birth, write Carlos Suarez and Denise Royal for CNN.

The Florida Board of Education voted on Wednesday 18 October to expand the rule – already in effect at the state’s K-12 public schools, prisons and some state colleges – to private postsecondary education institutions.

The restriction has been in effect for government buildings statewide since 1 July under a statute signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis prohibiting transgender people from using a bathroom or changing facility matching their gender identity. The law requires buildings to designate such facilities for ‘exclusive use’ by males or females and provide a separate single-occupancy, unisex restroom or changing room.
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