(BBC News) The University of North Carolina must allow transgender students and staff to use the toilets that match their gender identity, a US judge has ruled.
A state law passed in March requires transgender people to use toilets that correspond to the sex on their birth certificates.
The ruling led to boycotts of the state by some sports teams, businesses, and entertainers.
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The full case challenging the bill is expected to go to trial in November.
US District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder said three plaintiffs challenging the measure had a strong chance of proving that the state's toilet-access measure violated federal law, and temporarily blocked the university from applying the state law.