5/3/2016: Diane Dietz has the good news here:
The University of Oregon is one of the 50 best universities nationally for “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ)” students, says the rating service collegechoice.net.
… The UO also offers gender-inclusive housing where students can room with members of any gender they wish. In academics, UO offers a minor in queer studies through the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies.
Plus, this year the UO is redesignating up to 111 restrooms on campus as gender-inclusive facilities.
The UO Economics Department was one of the first to get the “All Gender” restrooms, and I can report that Ted Cruz’s worst bathroom nightmares were not well grounded in reality. It seems most of Indiana’s republicans agree.
9/21/2015: Progressive UO economists first to try out gender neutral bathrooms in PLC
I’m not saying correlation is causation, but perhaps the fact UO pays its economists just 72% of peer salaries is the reason Economics has long been known as UO’s most progressive academic department. Although I did hear one of the old-guard mutter “I just hope I’m not caught in here with some differently gendered undergrad and my pants down when DeFazio’s earthquake alarm goes off.”
Still a few kinks to work out with the signs, however.
Update: “What if” UO’s Late Night Brander taunted Vulcan *and* Fortuna?