Lawsuits Flying Between North Carolina and The U.S.
This article was published on: 05/9/16 11:46 PM by Curt
North Carolina, which enacted HB2 in March, requires people to use bathrooms that correspond to the gender on their birth certificate rather than their gender identity.
The United States Department of Justice sent a letter to Pat McCrory, the governor of North Carolina, informing him that the state’s transgender law violated the U.S. Civil Rights Act and they had until Monday to “remedy the situation”.
On Monday, North Carolina filed a lawsuit against the federal government defending HB2, which bans individuals from using public bathrooms that do not correspond with their biological sex, rather than finding a “remedy” to the bill.
As soon as North Carolina filed suit against the U.S. government, the U.S. government filed a lawsuit against North Carolina for the state bathroom law, described by the U.S. Attorney General as state-sponsored discrimination against transgender individuals.