Judge Temporarily Strikes Down Bathroom Law ... For 3 People
The judge will make a final decision on North Carolina's HB2 after a trial in November.By Eugene Daniels | August 26, 2016
On Friday, a judge ruled the University of North Carolina can't stop two transgender students and one employee from using bathrooms matching their gender identity — for now. The judge ordered a narrow injunction for just those three people until the court makes a final decision on the state's bathroom law.
The bill was passed in response to a Charlotte ordinance allowing transgender people to use the bathrooms and locker rooms associated with their gender identity. Under HB2, people have to use the bathroom for the gender listed on their birth certificate. HB2 also bans cities and towns from creating their own LGBTQ anti-discrimination laws.