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Rainbow complaint survives motion (University of Pittsburgh)
« on: October 10, 2012, 11:14:14 pm »
Rainbow complaint survives motion
By Em Maier, The Pitt News

The Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations denied Pitt’s motion to dismiss a complaint on Sept. 25 that the LGBTQ student advocacy group Rainbow Alliance filed against the University.
Rainbow Alliance submitted a revised complaint regarding Pitt’s transgender policy on July 27, two months after the organization’s initial allegations were disputed by the University. This is the second motion the University has made to dismiss the complaint.
The organization objected to the University announcing a policy last spring stating that all transgender students must use gendered facilities according to the sex listed on their birth certificates. The new policy required that students who wished to use facilities designated for the opposite sex first undergo sex-reassignment surgery, a costly and invasive procedure. Previously, the University had no stated policy governing the use of gendered facilities, allowing for more flexibility in practice.


My thoughts: It's pretty sad in this day and age that a university would dig in their heals like this.  :(  I hope the Rainbow Alliance winds and that the University sees how wrong their current policies are.  I'm glad the Pittsburgh Human Relations Commission didn't let the University get the complaint dismissed.