North Carolina, US Government Countersue Over LGBT Law
They’re not taking it sitting down. Attorney General Loretta Lynch roundly condemned the Tar Heel State’s so-called bathroom law, which forces people to use public restrooms corresponding to their birth gender. “We stand with you,” Lynch told the transgender community, noting parallels to the Civil Rights Movement as she announced that the Justice Department will sue North Carolina. Meanwhile, Gov. Pat McCrory filed his own suit rather than rescind the new law, citing the “blatant overreach” of federal authority and their “radical reinterpretation” of the Civil Rights Act.