MNSCU lifts sports team travel ban to North Carolina

- The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system has lifted its ban on sports teams traveling to North Carolina.

Last month, Gov. Mark Dayton banned all nonessential state travel to North Carolina after the state passed the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, which prohibits municipalities from enacting anti-discrimination laws and also legislates that in in government buildings, people can only use bathrooms that match the sex listed on their birth certificates. On Monday, MNSCU officials implemented a similar travel ban for its colleges and universities.

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MNSCU lifted its travel ban following the U.S. Department of Justice’s announcement Wednesday that North Carolina’s law violates the Civil Rights Act. The DOJ has ordered the state not to enforce the law.

“In light of the intervention from the U.S. Justice Department, the presidents of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities are confident that the deplorable discrimination embedded in North Carolina’s legislation is being addressed,” MNSCU officials said in a statement.

Dayton’s travel ban remains in place until further notice.

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