Less than a week after a bill preventing any protection for LGBT individuals in the state of North Carolina was rushed through the state’s government, the ACLU has launched a lawsuit against the state for their archaic and unconstitutional law.

The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina and several other plaintiffs are making the argument that the law sneaked through in North Carolina violates the Fourteenth Amendment and Title IX.

“We are asking the court to overturn House Bill 2 because it is unconstitutional, because it violates the Equal Protection and due process clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment, because it discriminates on the basis of sex and sexual orientation, and because it is an invasion of privacy for transgender men and transgender women.”

The White House has also spoken out against the law:

“Like so many others across the country, we are concerned about the potential harmful impact of this law, especially on transgender youth, and believe it is mean-spirited and sends the wrong message.”

Watch.

ACLU Sues North Carolina Over LGBT DiscriminationThe ACLU Nationwide is suing North Carolina over their new law discriminating against transgender people

Posted by NowThis on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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