Attorney General Loretta Lynch Suing North Carolina Over “Bathroom Bill”
Attorney General Loretta Lynch is making history once again. Lynch became the first African American to hold the position of Attorney General and now she’s taking a stand against North Carolina’s “Bathroom Bill.”
Officially called House Bill 2, the bill overturns an anti-LGBT discrimination ordinance – which is why Lynch is stepping in and suing the state of North Carolina. In a press conference held on May 10, Lynch stated “This is great deal more than about the bathrooms. This is about dignity and respect.”
On March 23 2016, North Carolina’s Governor, Pat McCrory, signed into law the “Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act.” This law would force transgender people to use the bathroom that matches their gender at birth as opposed to the gender one identifies with. This directly violates Federal civil rights laws. North Carolina defends the bill as a “common sense bodily privacy law.”
McCrory filed a suit against the Justice Department when the Federal government asked him to “remedy’ the bill by May 9. When he refused, Lynch took action and filed her own suit.
This is an issue that threatens not only trans people, but all of us as U.S. citizens. It’s pure discrimination.