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HB2 update: Feds rule law violates U.S. Civil Rights Act; Minnesota bans college sports travel to NC

The walls are closing in on Pat McCrory and Phil Berger. Jim Morrill of the Charlotte Observer reports:

“U.S. Justice Department officials Wednesday notified Gov. Pat McCrory that House Bill 2 violates the U.S. Civil Rights Act.

The department gave state officials until Monday to address the situation ‘by confirming that the State will not comply with or implement HB2.’

The letter says HB2, which pre-empted Charlotte’s anti-discrimination ordinance, violates Title IX of the Civil Rights Act, which bars discrimination in education based on sex.

If that determination is upheld, North Carolina could lose millions in federal school funding. During the current school year, state public schools received $861 million in federal funding.”

The news comes on top of this morning’s report that a Minnesota state university system is prohibiting athletics teams from traveling to tournaments in North Carolina in response to HB2.

The bottom line: It appears that the war will soon be over on this matter. All that Governor McCrory and Senator Berger will soon find themselves in a position to do is to negotiate the timing and terms of surrender.

 

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