UND hasn’t earned the trust to implement a controversial gender inclusion policy

Minot, N.D. — Back in October this column brought to public light a draft gender inclusion policy at the University of North Dakota.

Among other things, the policy would punish students or university employees who intentionally use the wrong pronouns. It would also grant transgender students the right to use all university facilities, including bathrooms and even locker rooms, in keeping with the gender they identify as.

The university has been very quiet about this potential rule change. They allowed for a public comment period on it — it ended a couple of days after my column ran last year — but that came as a surprise to some interests in the state who would have liked to have a say.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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