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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory responded to the Obama Justice Department‘s ultimatum to allow transgendered people to use the bathroom in a big way.
The state has filed a lawsuit against the administration to keep its law, known as HB2, in place, the CBS reported.
The law dictates that people are required to use the bathroom of the gender they were born with.
“This is 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 lawsuit continued.
Last week the Justice Department sent a letter to the governor telling him that the law was in violation of the Civil Right’s act.
On Sunday during an interview with Fox News McCrory said he would respond by Monday as mandated by the DOJ.
McCrory issued a statement on the lawsuit on Monday.
“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. This is now a national issue that applies to every state and it needs to be resolved at the federal level. They are now telling every government agency and every company that employs more than 15 people that men should be allowed to use a women’s locker room, restroom or shower facility,” the statement read.
“I’m taking this initiative to ensure that North Carolina continues to receive federal funding until the courts resolve this issue,” he added.
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