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Loretta Lynch Opens Up With Both Barrels on North Carolina Anti-LGBT Law

09 May

If the so called “Bathroom Law” is Constitutional – then the states are legally able to introduce Jim Crow all over again. The goal of the racist Republicans is to give a religious exemption for racism in their states.

Loretta Lynch destroys North Carolina for ‘state-sponsored discrimination’ against trans people

Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Monday accused the state of North Carolina of “state-sponsored discrimination against transgender individuals.”

Lynch said during a press conference the controversial “bathroom” law targeted transgender people who sought “to engage in the most private of functions in a place of safety and security, a right taken for granted by most of us.”

She also warned that the federal government could curtail federal funding for North Carolina if the state continued to enforce the law.

She noted that the Justice Department had sent a letter to North Carolina governor Pat McCrory, warning that the law violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. But “instead of replying, North Carolina and its governor chose to respond by suing, thus we are filing civil rights lawsuit against North Carolina,” Lynch said.

“What we must never do is turn on our neighbors, our family members, and our fellow Americans for something they cannot control and deny what makes them human. This is why none of us can stand by when a state enters the business of legislation identity and insists a person pretend to be something or someone they are not.”

“This is not the first time we’ve seen discriminatory responses to moments of progress,” she remarked. “This law provides no benefit to society. All it does it harm innocent Americans.”

Lynch also chided North Carolina, saying that “this country was founded on equal rights for all.”

The so-called “bathroom law” requires that people use the restroom corresponding to their birth gender. The law also prohibits local governments from banning discrimination against LGBT people.

The Department of Justice sued North Carolina on Monday, seeking a permanent injunction to block the law and a declaration that it is discriminatory.

More than $800 million in federally-backed loans for public universities are at risk if North Carolina refuses to comply with the federal government, according to the Associated Press. The University of North Carolina system could lose more than $1.4 billion in federal funding.

 
 

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4 responses to “Loretta Lynch Opens Up With Both Barrels on North Carolina Anti-LGBT Law

  1. lkeke35

    May 9, 2016 at 8:56 PM

    Have you seen the hashtag of transgender people tweeting images of what they’d have to do if the law went into effect, showing transgender men and women in the bathrooms they’ve been ordered to attend by the government?

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    • btx3

      May 10, 2016 at 12:03 AM

      I have seen a couple which are pretty funny!

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  2. roderick2012

    May 10, 2016 at 9:48 AM

    If the DOJ had fought this hard for Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, James Crawford II or Tamir Rice.

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    • btx3

      May 10, 2016 at 10:03 AM

      They are going after it – just not head on, or publicly. Lot of stuff happening to rein in the Police departments, from pulling all the military equipment they had been getting though required training programs, and attacking the Kangaroo Courts Systems which enable the transgressions.

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