UNC system President Margaret Spellings made it clear Tuesday the she did not want to lose federal funding and hoped a resolution could be found to the U.S. Department of Justice’s lawsuit over House Bill 2.
DOJ sued the UNC system and the state of North Carolina on Monday, alleging that the law signed by Governor McCcrory March 23rd violates both Title IX and Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act.
Following a lengthy closed-door meeting with the Board of Governors, Spellings told reporters their next step would be to hire an attorney to offer guidance in the suit against the Justice Department.
Here’s the full statement Spellings released after Tuesday’s meeting:
Click below to hear Spellings and UNC Board of Governors chairman Louis Bissette discuss the difficult position the university system is in as the state and federal government square-off over the transgender bathroom bill: