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Countersuits Over North Carolina’s Bias Law

Posted By Paula Collis, Tuesday, May 10, 2016

 The nation’s clash over the rights of transgender people escalated sharply on Monday, as Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina and the Justice Department sued each other, testing the boundaries of federal civil rights laws in a dispute over public restroom access.

Days after the Justice Department demanded that North Carolina back away from a new state law restricting access to restrooms, locker rooms and changing rooms, Mr. McCrory, in a lawsuit filed in Federal District Court here, accused the federal government of a “radical reinterpretation” of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and “a baseless and blatant overreach.”

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