The state of North Carolina is NOT ready to back down from its House Bill 2 law. After being asked to ‘remedy’ the anti-LGBT bathroom law, NC has fired back with a lawsuit against the U.S. Justice Department to keep the act in place. This is going to be quite a fight!
North Carolina is doing whatever it takes to keep its House Bill 2 law. Despite threats from the U.S. Justice Department, NC isn’t backing down, and is defending the discriminatory bill by filing a lawsuit to keep the action in place. Yikes!
The House Bill 2 bans individuals from using public bathrooms that don’t correspond with their biological sex, which clearly affects the transgender community. The Justice Department asked North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory to “remedy” the incredibly discriminatory “situation” by May 9 because the law violates the Civil Rights Act, but the state is not backing down.
North Carolina’s lawsuit says the Justice Department’s view on the law is a “radical interpretation” of the Civil Rights Act and a “baseless and blatant overreach.” HB2 also stops cities from passing any anti-discrimination ordinances to protect the LGBT community.
The passing of this bill has been incrediblu controversial, with several musicians canceling concerts in the state of North Carolina to take a stand against the discrimination. Bruce Springsteen was first to pull the plug on his show, and soon, Demi Lovato, 23, and Nick Jonas, 23, followed suit. Stream music from these artists and more HERE.
“After much thought and deliberation, we have decided to cancel our Honda Civic Tour: Future Now shows in Raleigh and Charlotte,” Nick and Demi said in a statement. “One of our goals for the tour has always been to create an atmosphere where every single attendee feels equal, included and accepted for who they are. North Carolina’s discriminatory HB2 law is extremely disappointing, and it takes away the LGBT community’s most basic rights and protections. But we will not allow this to stop us from continuing to make progress for equality and acceptance. We know cancellation of these shows is disappointing to our fans, but we trust that you will stand united with us against this hateful law.” See more celebs who have slammed the bill HERE.
Do you think North Carolina should have to change its law, HollywoodLifers?