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Leave it to the social justice warriors at President Barack Obama’s Justice Department to take a stand against traditional common sense values every time.

The Department of Justice informed the governor of North Carolina on Wednesday that his state’s law requiring transgender people to use public bathrooms that conform to the sex on their birth certificate violates federal civil rights laws and can’t be enforced, according to Fox News.

Fox News reported:

In a letter to Gov. Pat McCrory, the Justice Department said federal officials view the state law as violating federal Civil Rights Act protections barring workplace discrimination based on sex. Provisions of the state law directed at transgender state employees violate their anti-discrimination protections, the letter said.

“The State is engaging in a pattern or practice of discrimination against transgender state employees and both you, in your official capacity, and the state are engaging in a pattern or practice of resistance” of their rights, the letter said.


The department said North Carolina’s in danger of being sued and losing hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding and gave state officials until Monday to respond “by confirming that the State will not comply with or implement HB2.”

The DOJ sent a separate letter to the University of North Carolina informing the public school that the state law violates Title IX of the Civil Rights Act, which bars discrimination in education based on sex, Fox News reported.

There was a firestorm from the left over House Bill 2, resulting in calls to boycott the state and recording artist Bruce Springsteen and others cancelling scheduled performances there. The NBA also said it may move the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte.

McCrory responded Wednesday night during a forum with the state’s chamber of commerce, saying the DOJ letter is “something we’ve never seen regarding Washington overreach in my lifetime.”

“This is no longer just a N.C. issue. This impacts every state, every university and almost every employee in the United States of America,” the governor said. “All those will have to comply with new definitions of requirements by the federal government regarding restrooms, locker rooms and shower facilities in both the private and public sector.”

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Tom Tillison


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