by Ed Wallace – May 4, 2016 – Utah Standard News
The Governor of North Carolina, Pat McCrory, received a letter Wednesday from the Justice Department. The letter challenges the N.C. new law that declares an individual may not use a bathroom that is different from their biological sex. The letter was also sent to university leaders.
The feds declared that the law is in violation of Title VII of the U.S. Civil Rights Act that prohibits sex-based discrimination against employees.
According to CNN, the federal letters said, “Access to sex-segregated restrooms and other workplace facilities consistent with gender identity is a term, condition or privilege of employment. Denying such access to transgender individuals, whose gender identity is different from their gender assigned at birth, while affording it to similarly situated non-transgender employees, violates Title VII.”
The DOJ asked for a response by May 9 on “whether you will remedy these violations of Title VII.”
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