According to the Daily Signal, the U.S. Justice Department and the American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal judge to temporarily block parts of North Carolina’s bathroom law from being enforced.
“If the judge agrees, provisions of House Bill 2, which mandates that people use bathrooms and locker rooms in schools, public universities, and other government buildings based on the gender listed on their birth certificates, would be put on hold until the court has a chance to hear their case, which is set to begin November 14th.”
Lawmakers enacted HB 2 after the city of Charlotte passed a nondiscrimination ordinance that allows transgender people to use bathrooms and locker rooms, etc. in accordance with their gender identity.
The North Carolina Values Coalition has stated that, “HB 2 has received strong pushback from the business community, culminating with the NBA pulling its All-Star Game out from the state.” See more on 2ndVote’s coverage of the NBA’s decision here.
2ndVote released a list of major corporations supporting Charlotte’s bathroom bill in March, after North Carolina’s Governor Pat McCrory signed bipartisan legislation on March 23rd to ensure common sense protections for businesses seeking to “protect their patrons safety and security or operate their businesses consistent with their core convictions.”
Equality NC released a letter signed by 90 business leaders that spreads misinformation about NC’s HB 2 in its efforts to push this agenda. 2ndVote scores many of these companies and you can view their scorecards on our website: https://www.2ndvote.com/scores
It is unclear when the judge plans to issue the ruling on the temporary injunction. There are reports that in may be in the next week or two. 2ndVote will continue to follow developments on the story.