With it being an election year and the Democrats needing to cast as wide a net for aggrieved identity groups as possible it was only a matter of time until the Obama Justice Department poked it’s nose into the controversy surrounding North Carolina’s bathroom law. The meddling feds who previously inserted themselves into racially tinged issues in Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore, Maryland are now looking to beat back the Tarheel State’s law enacted to prevent perverts from prowling women’s restrooms. In a piece of news announced today Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s gangbusters sent a threatening letter to Governor Pat McGrory over the law.
As reported by CNN “Justice Department challenges North Carolina transgender law”:
The Justice Department has sent a letter to the North Carolina governor and state university system leaders notifying them that the state’s transgender law violates the U.S. Civil Rights Act, according to a Justice Department official.
House Bill 2, the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, puts in place a statewide policy that bans individuals from using public bathrooms that do not correspond to their biological sex. The law also reserves the right to pass nondiscrimination legislation to the state government, saying state laws pre-empt any local ordinances.
The letter said, “Access to sex-segregated restrooms and other workplace facilities consistent with gender identity is a term, condition or privilege of employment. Denying such access to transgender individuals, whose gender identity is different from their gender assigned at birth, while affording it to similarly situated non-transgender employees, violates Title VII.”
CNN is seeking a response from Gov. Pat McGrory.
He signed the bill into law March 23 after the General Assembly went into special session earlier in the day to push through the legislation, a response to a nondiscrimination ordinance the city of Charlotte enacted that, among other things, made it possible for transgender individuals to use the public bathroom of the sex they identify as.
The move enraged civil liberties groups, Democrats and others in the state. A few days after passage of the bill, two transgender men, a lesbian, the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina and Equality North Carolina filed a federal lawsuit asking a judge to declare the law unconstitutional and a violation of federal laws banning sex discrimination.
Liberals immediately cheered the federal intervention, a hopeful sign with Hillary Clinton looking to win the state this November in what promises to be a hotly contested battle with presumptive nominee and establishment bogeyman Donald Trump. The state has already suffered economic damage with big name entertainers including Bruce Springsteen launching boycotts as well as criticism from hypocritical corporations. The pressure will only increase now that Obama’s dicks are on the job.