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posted Friday, July 8, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 28
Block North Carolina HB 2, DOJ asks judge
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Block North Carolina HB 2, DOJ asks judge

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The federal Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a motion July 5 asking a US district court to block enforcement of North Carolina's HB 2, the law that bars Transgender people from gender-appropriate restrooms.

In May, the DOJ notified North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory that the law violates Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments. The law also violates anti-discrimination provisions in the Violence Against Women Act, DOJ added in its July 5 motion.

HB 2 'is causing irreparable stigmatic, psychological, economic, social, and physical harm to transgender people; the equities weigh in favor of granting preliminary injunctive relief to remedy these violations of federal non-discrimination law; and such relief would serve in the public interest in enforcing the nation's civil rights law,' DOJ wrote in its latest motion.

In the filing, the DOJ contends that denying access to restrooms and locker rooms based on gender identity is discrimination in a basic condition of employment.

It goes on to state that such discrimination sends 'the signal that [Trans people] are innately inferior to other 'real' men or women. That message itself causes harm.'

The filing states that HB 2 also causes additional complications by outing Trans people who would now be forced to use the bathroom that matches their birth certificate.

'For such people, entering bathroom or changing facilities inconsistent with their gender identity risks creating a situation that would be not only humiliating to the person and disruptive in exactly the ways HB 2's proponents profess to be concerned about but also would expose that person to the high risk of bullying, harassment, 'and other harmful attacks, including hate crimes that may result in death,' the DOJ says.

So-called 'safety concerns' raised by supporters of HB 2 are 'factually baseless and legally insufficient to justify this discrimination,' the DOJ brief continues. In any case, DOJ added, those concerns were dismissed by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals - which has jurisdiction over North Carolina - in a separate case originating in Virginia.

North Carolina officials said they were attempting to modify the law with additional legislation, but the legislature adjourned July 1 without substantial changes to the measure.

North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moor said the only change to HB 2 lawmakers were likely to approve would be to allow workplace discrimination suits to be filed in state courts.

In addition to actions filed by the federal government, North Carolina also faces suits filed by private individuals who charge discrimination on the basis of their gender identity.

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