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University of Houston-Downtown to Pursue Gender-Neutral Restrooms

University of Houston-Downtown to Pursue Gender-Neutral Restrooms

In an effort to score some politically correct points from the LGBT community, the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) will soon feature a gender-neutral bathroom on their campus, according to an article from the Houston Press

The campus will be one of the first in America to feature a gender-neutral bathroom, although proposals to build the facilities have already been made at several other publicly-funded educational institutions across the country.

According to the article, the lack of gender-neutral bathrooms has been a huge problem for the University of Houston. Many transgendered students claim the lack of a facilities catering to their needs has forced them to either not got to the bathroom while at school or go off campus to find a restroom. An Internet search found no facilities around the campus that claim to have a gender-neutral bathroom. 

According to Dr. John Hudson, Director of the Center for Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at UHD, the school realized it was not meeting the toilet needs of transgendered students back in 2012. UHD President William V. Flores formed the Diversity and Equity Advisory Council and began efforts to build the bathroom.

Meanwhile, the Houston Chronicle is reporting that two UH professors have been accused of lying to get research grants. The professors names are Abdelhak Bensaoula, 57, and David Starikov, 58, both professors in the physics department. The two face one count of conspiracy, seven counts of making false statements and 21 counts of wire fraud, all in connection with the federal Small Business Innovation Research program. They surrendered to authorities on Monday morning. 

Still no word yet on whether the two professors plan on using the gender-neutral bathroom.

Ken Webster Jr. is the executive producer of Walton & Johnson and a contributing producer to The Michael Berry Show. Follow him on Twitter @ProducerKen

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