MnSCU Drops North Carolina Travel Ban
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system has lifted a ban on travel to North Carolina over that state’s law limiting the rights of LGBT people.
The ban was imposed after North Carolina passed a law requiring transgender people to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their birth gender, rather than their gender identity.
A MnSCU statement late Thursday said the system was confident that North Carolina’s law was being addressed through a Justice Department order that it violated civil rights and can’t be enforced.
The MnSCU ban had caused some athletic coaches to worry that they might not be able to travel to prominent baseball tournaments in North Carolina.
Their ban followed a similar directive from Gov. Mark Dayton to state employees.