Governor Pat McCrory says his administration is still studying a letter from the U.S. Justice Department that found House Bill 2 violates the U.S. Civil Rights Act and Title IX, threatening billions in federal education funding that comes to North Carolina.
The governor told those attending an event hosted by the N.C. Chamber Wednesday that the DOJ letter amounts to federal overreach by the Obama Administration, with the potential to impact every state.
Later in the day, his press office released the following statement from Gov. McCrory:
“A claim by the Obama administration charges that one part of House Bill 2, which requires state employees in public government buildings and students in our universities to use a restroom, locker room and shower facility that match their biological sex, is now in violation of federal law. The Obama administration has not only staked out its position for North Carolina, but for all states, universities and most employers in the U.S.
“The right and expectation of privacy in one of the most private areas of our personal lives is now in jeopardy. We will be reviewing to determine the next steps.”
Click below to watch Gov. McCrory discuss the state’s next steps in defending the so-called bathroom bill. Read the DOJ letter here.
Learn more about House Bill 2 here.