May 4, 2016

ACS President Lauds Justice Dept. Move on North Carolina's HB2

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Justice Department officials notified North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory today that House Bill 2 violates the U.S. Civil Rights Act. American Constitution Society for Law and Policy President Caroline Fredrickson made the following statement:

"We applaud the Justice Department for standing up for all Americans, including the most vulnerable, by saying North Carolina's HB2 violates the Civil Rights Act. After many equal rights victories, HB2 is nothing more than the latest assault on LGBT rights. The discriminatory law belongs in the dustbin of history."

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