Feds Tell University Of North Carolina: You Can't Follow Your State's Law

August 26, 2016Aug 26, 2016

A federal court has just blocked North Carolina's bathroom bill from being enforced at the University of North Carolina.

According to Chapelboro, the court said that the state's HB2 law that states that people must use public restrooms that match their biological sex violates federal Title IX law at the public university.

Ruling on behalf of three transgender plaintiffs, Judge Thomas Schroeder said they had no knowledge of any transgender or single-occupancy bathrooms facilities at the university and "will suffering irreparable harm" if they are not provided.

However, the court was more reluctant to grant the transgender plaintiffs a victory under the Equal Protection Clause, saying, “In sum, Supreme Court and Fourth Circuit precedent support the conclusion that physiological differences between men and women give rise to the privacy interests that justify segregating bathrooms, showers, and other similar facilities on the basis of sex. In addition, Plaintiffs admit that the vast majority of birth certificates accurately reflect an individual’s external genitalia."

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