North Carolina has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Justice Department to defend House Bill 2, a law that bans individuals from using public bathrooms that do not correspond with their biological sex, according to a court document.
The move is in response to a letter the Justice Department sent last week warning Gov. Pat McCrory that the law is in violation other Civil Rights Act and giving him until Monday to "remedy the situation."
The state's lawsuit calls the Justice Department's position a "radical reinterpretation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act" and "a baseless and blatant overreach."
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