North Carolina Files Federal Lawsuit To Declare HB 2 Not Discriminatory | News
News
INDY Week's news blog

Archives | RSS

Monday, May 9, 2016

North Carolina Files Federal Lawsuit To Declare HB 2 Not Discriminatory

Posted by on Mon, May 9, 2016 at 11:58 AM

Well, we knew something like this was coming: as the U.S. Department of Justice's Monday deadline passes for Governor Pat McCrory to confirm that he won't implement HB 2, McCrory filed a federal lawsuit in the Eastern District of North Carolina against the United States and the DOJ, asking the court to clarify that HB 2 is in compliance with both Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Violence Against Women Act. 
click to enlarge 3.30 cover - INDY WEEK
  • INDY Week
  • 3.30 cover

In a ten-page complaint, McCrory accuses the DOJ of making "an attempt to unilaterally rewrite long-established federal civil rights laws in a manner that is wholly inconsistent with the intent of Congress and disregards decades of statutory interpretation by the Courts." 

"The Obama administration is bypassing Congress by attempting to rewrite the law and set restroom policies for public and private employers across the country, not just North Carolina," McCrory added in a statement.

The ACLU and Lambda Legal, who are currently locked in their own legal battle with North Carolina over HB 2, quickly put out a statement denouncing the decision. "While transgender people in North Carolina remain in the perilous position of being forced to avoid public restrooms or risk violation of state law, Governor McCrory has doubled down on discrimination against them," the statement said. "It is unconscionable that the government is placing a target on their backs to advance this discriminatory political agenda.  Lawsuits are normally filed to stop discrimination—not to continue it."

You can read the lawsuit below. 

McCrory v. USA by Paul Blest


Tags: , , , ,

Pin It

Comments (4)

Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in News



Twitter Activity

Comments

This 'task force' is nothing more than a public show by the mayor and city council to pretend to do …

by Pixel Support on Durham's Racial Equity Task Force Takes Shape (News)

Repugnicans believe in punishment; VOTEr suppression should be punished, and
the mere threat of losing sports money changed their …

by Chris Tiffany on Should Apple and Amazon Ditch the Triangle Because of the General Assembly’s Voter ID Initiative? (News)

Most Recent Comments

This 'task force' is nothing more than a public show by the mayor and city council to pretend to do …

by Pixel Support on Durham's Racial Equity Task Force Takes Shape (News)

Repugnicans believe in punishment; VOTEr suppression should be punished, and
the mere threat of losing sports money changed their …

by Chris Tiffany on Should Apple and Amazon Ditch the Triangle Because of the General Assembly’s Voter ID Initiative? (News)

Here's the text submitted at city hall Monday night by the commenter mentioned above;
[inequities] that exist here in Durham …

by Chris Tiffany on Durham's Racial Equity Task Force Takes Shape (News)

Good for the State! No more wasting my tax dollars, both Federal and State, for something only a fraction of …

by Daniel Edwards on Is the General Assembly About to Kill Light Rail? (News)

My problem with Durham house public housing authority is The disrespect the no respect from the neighbors their are following …

by Lashonda Mcneil on DHA Breaks Ground on First Public Housing Redevelopment Projects (News)

© 2018 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation