North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT HB2 is Challenged in Federal Court

By Adam Polaski • March 28, 2016 • 9:50 am

This morning, March 28, Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of North Carolina, and Equality NC joined together in filing a legal challenge to HB2, the anti-LGBT law that passed in the North Carolina General Assembly last week. The case, Carcaño v. McCrory, was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.

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BuzzFeed News reports:

The complaint argues the law violates people’s equal protection, privacy, and liberty rights under the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and their civil rights under Title IX of the Education Act of 1972. … The lawsuit is asking for a declaratory judgment that the law violates the Constitution and Title IX and an injunction against enforcement of the law.

The plaintiffs in the legal challenge include two transgender men – Joaquín Carcaño and Payton Grey McGarry – and Angela Gilmore, a lesbian who works at North Carolina Central University.

Read the full complaint here. 


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