3 Takeaways From NC, DOJ Transgender Bathroom Suits

Law360, New York (May 9, 2016, 10:29 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice and North Carolina traded lawsuits Monday over the state's controversial transgender bathroom law, opening the door for courts to clarify whether federal anti-discrimination statutes protect sexual orientation and gender identity. 

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory speaks during a news conference on Monday. (Credit: AP) North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory started the whirlwind on Monday by announcing that the state had sued the federal government, seeking a ruling that its recently implemented state law, known as H.B. 2, is not discriminatory. The suit came in response to a Monday deadline imposed last week by the DOJ for...

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