Lawsuit battle begins over North Carolina bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -  The government battle over "bathroom bills" is escalating, and the latest front will soon be a federal courtroom.

The Governor of North Carolina is suing the Department of Justice, asking a federal court to rule on
the legality of the state's new, controversial transgender law. And now the DOJ has filed suit against North Carolina.

The Department of Justice says the new law violates the Civil Rights Act, discriminating based on sex. It is another law that would require transgender citizens to use the bathroom that corresponds to their sex at birth. Governor McCrory says the feds are overstepping  their authority, calling it "A baseless and blatant overreach." North Carolina's lawsuit cites that "transgender status is not a protected class" under the civil rights act and if the Justice Department believes it should be, it should push congress to change the law.


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