Northwestern University to Offer ‘Gender Open’ Restrooms on Campus

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Northwestern University to Offer ‘Gender Open’ Restrooms on Campus

By Heather Clark | christiannews.net

RestroomEVANSTON, Ill. – Northwestern University, a public institution in Illinois, has announced that it will offer ‘gender open’ restrooms to its students beginning this fall in order to be more accommodating to ‘transgender’ students.

An announcement on the university’s website notes that the restrooms will be in the Norris University Center near the student organization offices and the LGBT Resource Center. Two existing male-female segregated bathrooms will have their placards changed to reflect that they may be used by all genders.

“We are trying to be responsive to the needs of all of our students and to be inclusive,” campus spokesman Bob Rowley told The College Fix. “This is becoming a common occurrence on campuses across the U.S.”

Devin Moss, director of the LGBT Resource Center, told The Daily Northwestern that his office surveyed student groups and staff on the third floor to obtain feedback about the idea of creating gender open restrooms.

“We received overwhelmingly positive information, and so we went with it,” he stated. “We didn’t really get any major concerns.”

The publication notes that “[g]ender open restrooms are also planned for the new parking structure … and the new Kellogg School of Management building.”

According to the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, over 150 campuses nationwide have created gender open bathrooms.

“A rapidly growing number of colleges and universities are creating gender-neutral bathrooms, either through renovations or by simply changing the signs on single-stall male/female restrooms,” it states in an online report. “‘Gender-neutral’ bathrooms—typically single-stall, lockable restrooms available to people of all genders—provide a safe facility for transgender people.”

It cites New York University, Ohio University, University of Colorado-Boulder and University of California-San Diego among those that have made the change to their campus restrooms.

As previously reported, a number of colleges and universities are also seeking to be more accommodating to “transgender” students by providing insurance coverage for sex change operations, treatments and counseling. Brown University in historic Providence, Rhode Island announced last year that it would adjust its student health insurance plan to cover “sexual reassignment surgeries” and 14 types of treatments for students desiring to switch genders.

“God help us. I guess this is what moral collapse looks like,” commented one concerned reader, who remained anonymous. “Then good riddance to your ‘morality,’” replied another identified as KN.

Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut also recently extended the coverage to students—but with opposition.

“[T]he reason why Yale shouldn’t pay for this is the same reason why I am not covered by Yale for all the plastic and cosmetic surgery I want,” commented one student who named Eli. “It is not medically necessary.”

 

8 Comments on “Northwestern University to Offer ‘Gender Open’ Restrooms on Campus”

  1. Edward A. Hara

    Dopey morons. What they need to do to support “transgendered” students is get them the psychiatric help they need to get their heads screwed on straight.

  2. Leslie

    I’m not really bothered by this. I think about how uncomfortable others may feel about a transgender sharing a bathroom. Others who are Christian, heterosexual etc. In my opinion this is just Satan’s cherry on top and we as Christians need to simply stop involving ourselves with the things of this world. We must start choosing Christian universities, creating more Christian businesses etc so that we are not subjected to these decisions. Since everything we do should be for the Kingdom, let’s start directing our goal for kingdom business. I have a toddler and I’m teaching her early that everything she does is to please God even down to her work. We have to start developing mindsets that focuses on His will and not ours. We can no longer encourage our children to attend these schools. Period!

    So this comes as no surprise to me. And the world is pulling out all tricks! Let them have it and we can focus on having and doing things that please our Father.

  3. walk23

    This is getting to be a common thing though not as bad as the idea from Houston’s lesbian mayor’s suggestion. Society is paying a price for political correctness and catering to the whims of the LGBT community.

  4. RSimms

    I recently read that 3% of Americans identify themselves as being a member of “the alphabet soup” group AKA, LGBT. The “G” should be changed to “H” because there is NOTHING GAY about being a homosexual.

    So if 3% claim not to be heterosexual, then why must 97% conform to the 3% bathroom needs?

    I wouldn’t send and pay for my child to attend one of those universities. If my child wanted to attend, it would be at his own expense!

    I agree with the comment in the article: ““God help us. I guess this is what moral collapse looks like.”

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