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HB2 lawsuit update: Light in the tunnel as court will consider immediate relief for transgender people on August 1

This just in from the good people at the ACLU of North Carolina:

U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder will hear arguments on Monday, August 1, on a motion for a preliminary injunction that asks the court to block the provisions of North Carolina’s House Bill 2 that target transgender people for discrimination in single-sex facilities while a legal challenge proceeds through the court system.

The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of North Carolina, Lambda Legal and the law firm of Jenner & Block are representing six LGBT North Carolinians and members of the ACLU of North Carolina in their federal court challenge to House Bill 2.

“Every day that House Bill 2 remains on the books, transgender North Carolinians suffer irreparable harm at work, in school, and in other public places, simply because they want to use public facilities safely just like everyone else but this hateful law prevents them from doing so,” the groups said in a joint statement. “We are glad our clients will finally have their day in court, and we hope that this discriminatory law’s days are numbered.”

WHAT: District court hearing on request to block anti-transgender provisions of North Carolina’s House Bill 2

WHEN: Monday, August 1, 2016 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: U.S. District Court, 251 N Main St, Winston-Salem, NC

The ACLU and Lambda Legal lawsuit, Carcaño v. McCrory, was filed days after the law, which also removes legal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, was passed by the North Carolina General Assembly and signed by Governor Pat McCrory.

In court documents, Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina state legislators, and the University of North Carolina argue that House Bill 2 should remain in effect while the legal challenge proceeds.

To read more about the case: https://www.aclu.org/cases/carcano-et-al-v-mccrory-et-al

 

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