LGBTQ Advocates Condemn North Carolina Governor’s Lawsuit Against Federal Government Regarding HB2 Implementation
Washington, DC, May 9, 2016—Today, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory filed a lawsuit against the federal government in response to the Department of Justice’s letter warning North Carolina that significant aspects of House Bill 2 (HB2) violate federal civil rights law.
“This is a desperate attempt by Governor Pat McCrory to ignore federal civil rights laws and to show-off to the extreme right wing during an election year. The irony is that the more he attempts to justify legalized discrimination, the more he damages the good standing and economy of North Carolina,” said Rev. Rodney McKenzie, Director of the Academy for Leadership and Action, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund.
The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund has been working with North Carolina faith leaders and LGBTQ advocates in an effort to repeal the anti-LGBTQ law. In North Carolina, the organization has been providing leadership training, grassroots organizing and on-the-ground logistical support. Clergy, civil rights leaders, and LGBTQ advocates have been taking part in actions calling on the the legislature and Governor to repeal the law.
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