Charlotte-Mecklenburg, the center of the controversy over bathroom and gender is once again making the news. People in the area knew that the city would not let this issue lie. They would not stop until they had found a way to get around the HB2.
And they have found just that.
The Charlotte Observer reports
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools sent a message to all principals Monday: When school opens in August, transgender students will be called by the name and pronoun they choose. That chosen gender identity will be honored in restrooms, locker rooms, yearbooks and graduation ceremonies, according to a new regulation released Monday.
Superintendent Ann Clark said CMS has been working on the regulation for a year, but the political furor over North Carolina’s House Bill 2 left principals and teachers confused and wary.
“You’ve kind of had to feel your way through this,” Myers Park High School Principal Mark Bosco said at a news conference after the training.
The message means that the school system is moving forward with the Presidents executive order in defiance of what the state legislature has said. They are claiming that an unrelated ruling in Virginia gives them the legal standing to do so.
As I reported, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that not allowing Gender Dysphoria suffers to use the bathroom corresponding to the gender in which they believe themselves to be is illegal. This has virtually made the HB2 law null and void.
It also brings them into compliance with the federal mandate concerning transgender bathrooms. As I reported, there has been a warning to those schools who receive federal funds. There is a chance of loosing federal funding for noncompliance.
So, now we will have to wait and see what the state will do about this snubbing of the law.