North Carolina Sues Justice Department for Trying to Force State to Allow Men in Women’s Restrooms

Photo Credit: Hal Goodtree
Photo Credit: Hal Goodtree

RALEIGH, N.C. — Officials in North Carolina sued the U.S. Justice Department on Monday for trying to force the state to allow men in women’s restrooms.

As previously reported, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta had set today as a deadline for Gov. Pat McCrory to declare that the state will not “comply with or implement” the state’s newly-passed restroom law, and that it will notify state employees that “they are permitted to access bathrooms and other facilities consistent with their gender identity.”

Gupta had issued a letter on Wednesday accusing the state of violating federal law by not allowing government restrooms to be used in a manner that correlates with one’s “gender identity.”

“The State is engaging in a pattern or practice of discrimination against transgender state employees, and both you in your official capacity and the state are engaging in a pattern or practice of resistance to the full enjoyment of Title VII rights by transgender employees of public agencies,” she wrote.

The correspondence focused on government employees who identify as the opposite gender.

“Access to sex-segregated restrooms and other workplace facilities consistent with gender identity is a term, condition or privilege of employment,” Gupta said. “Denying such access to transgender individuals, whose gender identity is different from the gender assigned at birth, while affording it to similarly situated non-transgender employees, violates Title VII.”

The cited section of federal law prohibits employers from discriminating against a person because of their gender. The law has generally been considered as applying to discrimination against women in treating females as inferior to males.

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McCrory expressed disgust at the federal government’s demands, and while he requested additional time to respond, the Justice Department refused.

“The Obama administration has not only staked out its position for North Carolina, but for all states, universities and most employers in the U.S.,” McCrory said in a statement. “The right and expectation of privacy in one of the most private areas of our personal lives is now in jeopardy.”

While there were no indications over the weekend as to how McCrory would handle the matter, on Monday, it was announced that the state had responded by filing a lawsuit against the Obama administration.

“I do not agree with their interpretation of federal law. That is why this morning I have asked a federal court to clarify what the law actually is,” McCrory said during a press conference. “This is not a North Carolina issue. It is now a national issue.”

“This is an attempt to unilaterally rewrite long-established federal civil rights laws in a manner that is wholly inconsistent with the intent of Congress and disregards decades of statutory interpretation by the courts,” the lawsuit declares. “The department’s position is a baseless and blatant overreach.”

McCrory’s top legal aide filed the suit in federal court as Attorney General Roy Cooper has refused to uphold the state law.


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  • Theresa Bowman

    Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Mat 6:10

    Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

    • LadyFreeBird♥BlessedBeTheLord

      Amen.

  • Slidellman4life

    The Lynch/Obama DOJ has some kind of nerve ordering McCrory to do anything.

    To cite the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and unilaterally amending it to include the LGBTQW crowd is a blatant overreach, but would you expect anything less from the most corrupt, lawless administration this republic has ever suffered?

    • Ambulance Chaser

      This is the most lawless administration ever? Okay, without Googling, how does the Obama Administration’s record compare with Andrew Jackson’s? How about Chester A. Arthur?

  • Ronald Carter

    They should be allowed to countersue for refusing to accept that transgenderism is real.

    • The Last Trump

      Oh, it’s real alright. No one’s contesting that.
      It’s a well known disorder.

      • Ronald Carter

        >snort<

      • WorldGoneCrazy

        Except to those who have it, of course. And those who advocate for it.

  • Jalapeno

    No one seems very concerned with the women who don’t want people who identify as male in the bathroom with them. Weird.

    • gizmo23

      You share bathrooms with transgendered people now

      • Jalapeno

        Yeah.. I’m sure Ive shared with many people who were born a guy.

        Don’t recall seeing anybody who looked like a guy go in the bathroom though unless they were cleaning or taking a kid.

      • Josey

        It’s a perverts dream to be able to get away with this by stating “hey I think I’m a woman” when they are caught in a ladies facility. They don’t have any guidelines for this, they don’t even have to be dressed as a woman to claim they feel like a woman.
        All who advocate this and liken it to the color of someone’s skin are just as mental as the ones thinking they are another gender than what they were born with. Transgenderism is a mental disorder but if they go and have parts hacked off, that is their choice, it’s sick and masochistic and one in which God’s word says is an abomination but most have not gone and done that, they just put on a woman’s dress and claim to be a woman or a woman who decides she is a man puts on men’s clothing and takes pills to grow facial hair, she can never grow a penis tho. no matter how hard she tries. Bruce Jenner who is hailed as some kind of hero for transgenders hasn’t had the surgery, it is a lie, he is being used by the satanists to sear consciences.
        This is a true story, About ten years ago a mayor was running from the police because he was dressed as a woman, the police caught up to him finally and he was forced to get mental help and now some in society want to normalize this illness, that mayor knew it wasn’t right, he was embarrassed and told police he had a problem but now because it is becoming normalized these have no conscience or conviction about what they are doing as that mayor did, they are lost and on that wide road that leads to hell and they are taking others with them, that is sad! Satan’s plan is in full swing for sure. When one no longer feels convicted over something that goes against God and nature, they are turned over to it, there is no longer any hope for them, they grow worse and worse.
        Those that have interviewed serial killers say that the serial killer will say that once they get over their first kill and even serial rapists, they say it gets easier and easier to do those things and worse things, why? Because they no longer feel any remorse over the taking of a life or the raping of a victim and they get a high off of it, child molesters the same, it makes no difference the sin, if they ignore their God given conscience long enough they no longer have one toward the offence, they are turned completely over to it with no hope of change. Except by some miracle of God and mercy of God and even then I believe God fights to get to the person before they lose their conscience altogether but once again if they refuse God’s voice in their conscience and God has much patience especially when ppl are praying for that one but sometimes there is nothing more God can do if they continually refuse the truth. Satan wants ppl to have no conscience or conviction over their sin, the satanist Aleister Crowley’s motto “do as thy will” came from hell. Satan hates each human being because God has given us redemption and he hates anything good and hates God. Soon, he will be given seven years to do anything he pleases on this earth, he will kill and destroy indiscriminately when the Holy Spirit who restrains is taken out of the way. If you think you’ll get a pass, forget it, your only hope is found in Christ, seek Him while He may yet be found. And speak the truth, warn as many as you can, that is the true love of God to tell a person your house is on fire not to ignore the fire and claim you love them, you are lying if you do and say such things, it’s not love!

        • WorldGoneCrazy

          And when it comes to serlal killing, no one tops the abortionist.

        • gizmo23

          This makes no sense and has nothing to do with this issue

  • WorldGoneCrazy

    Obama and his cronies are in for one Hell of an Eternity.

    • gizmo23

      I’m glad you stand over judgement of people

      • WorldGoneCrazy

        I’m sorry you do not love the lost enough to warn them.

        • gizmo23

          You don’t warn, you just condemm

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            Excellent point! Fixed.

          • gizmo23

            Thanks

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            Thank you, Gizmo!

          • Josey

            As God word says, the lost are already condemned because they do not believe in Christ or come to the light which is Christ because they love their evil more than they love the truth and the light. John 3. WorldGoneCrazy does love them by warning them to turn to Christ and repent, be changed, do not conform to the world, follow Christ. It is you who does not truly understand God’s love. Who have you led to Christ lately? Who have you told about the sacrifice God made so they can be set free from the bondage of sin and death?

          • gizmo23

            It is not my place to condemn nor convert anyone. But calling people names and condemning them before getting a Godly message to them helps no one

    • disqus_O2BUmbLecp

      The liberals of the Blue States r just pandering for the LGBTQ-vote, in order to win elections n power, eg to persecute n prosecute all those who oppose them n their political agendas.

      • gizmo23

        That is what all elections are about, on both sides

        • disqus_O2BUmbLecp

          No, it’s mostly the liberals of the Blue States who r destroying n selling out America, in order to buy votes from the LGBTQs, Blacks, Hispanics, unionized workers, feminists, etc.
          …….And they r doing most of the persecuting/prosecuting n tyranny, eg by Obama’s AG, Eric Holder n Loretta Lynch(DoJ).

          • gizmo23

            Wow, here I thought elections were about getting people to vote for you.

          • disqus_O2BUmbLecp

            Elections can be like drug-addicted pop-stars selling their soul to the devil, in order to be popular among the masses = for fame n fortune. The power-addicted liberals of the Blue States r like these pop-stars.

          • gizmo23

            You mean like republicans pandering to Christians?

          • disqus_O2BUmbLecp

            Is the Republicans pandering to Christians(eg the Moral Majority), good or bad for USA, eg compared to the Democrats pandering to the Hispanics by allowing millions of lowly-educated Hispanic illegal immigrants to invade or trespass into USA.?

          • Peter Leh

            pandering just that … no matter the group you sell your soul.

            imo

          • disqus_O2BUmbLecp

            So, if the Muslim population reaches 15%, like the Hispanics, it is OK to pander to the Muslims, their Sharia Law n their ISIS/Al Qaeda/Hamas/PLO/Islamic Jihad terrorists.?

          • Peter Leh

            politicians sell there soul and pander all the time .. even to christians.

    • Josey

      Sadly, I believe they know exactly what they are doing in following orders from hell and have already chosen their side even though with God all things are possible and only He knows the heart but He will not override their choices.

  • LadyGreenEyes

    The anti-discrimination laws were never meant to cater to mental illness.

    • gizmo23

      The disabled have the same rights as anyone

      • LadyGreenEyes

        Being mentally ill doesn’t mean that one gets to violate the privacy of others.

        • gizmo23

          Where does that happen?

          • hytre64

            A naked adult male (ie. one who has the genitalia of a male) walking into the showers where naked women are already showering IS violating their right of privacy, as they have a reasonable expectation that there will be no males in there. The two crimes of indecent exposure and indecent viewing would be committed. If there is a minor in the shower, then these would be aggravated indecent exposure and aggravated indecent viewing.

          • gizmo23

            Where has a transgendered person done that ?
            I can make up all kinds of stuff also

          • hytre64

            LA Time – 5/10/16 – San Diego – High School Student with female anatomy changing in male locker room.

            Seattle Wa – 2/8/16 – Man enters female locker room and starts disrobing in front of girls swim team – cites transgender interpretation by Obama administration

            Chicago – 5/10/16 – Student with male anatomy has OK from Obama Administration to change & shower in Girls locker room. 51 sets of parents are suing to prevent this.

            2/28/16 – Midland Michigan – Planet Fitness – Person who is physically male is changing in womens locker room. Woman complains and warns other members about it. Management revokes her membership.

          • gizmo23

            So you have 4. 1 is of criminal intent and he was arrested. 1 is a girl changing in a boys locker room(thought these laws were about protecting women) 1 is over a year old. So that leaves 1 in Chicago that may be of concern and that one is getting worked out
            Is this really enough to get this riled up over? I would say since 2/28/15 we have had more molestations occur at schools and churches. Should we make a law that says adult ministers and teachers can’t be around young people?

          • hytre64

            If they are trying to make this the new law of the land, then YES, it is worth getting worked up over. These are but 4 examples that took a less than 5 minutes to find.

            I find a female changing in the male locker room just as disturbing as the other way around. I included the Planet Fitness example because THAT is what they want the new norm to be – namely if you object to a person of the opposite sex changing/showering in the area set aside for your sex, then YOU are the one who is suddenly wrong, and YOU are the one who will be punished.

          • hytre64

            Criminal intent – Mens Rae I see in ALL of these situations. Are they intentionally viewing the “private areas” of others of the opposite sex – YES! Are the intentionally displaying their genitalia to members of the opposite sex? YES! They are not accidentally going into the “wrong” locker room, disrobing and taking a shower.

            Because it can be argued that they might not be doing it for prurient purposes, then these wound not be aggravated cases of indecent exposure and indecent viewing, but the action and intent are there.

          • gizmo23

            Where is this happening? It would be nice if someone could answer this question

          • gizmo23

            That would be a crime in any place

          • hytre64

            I am glad that we can at least agree that that would be a crime.

            What about a person who is a teenager? If a person who is physically male, strips in the locker room with teenage females and goes into a shower where teenage females are nude & showering? This is EXACTLY what the Obama administration is trying to force to happen here in Chicago. According to the new interpretation of Title IX, the schools MUST allow this or lose all federal funds.

          • LadyGreenEyes

            Anywhere that a man in a dress is told it’s legal for him to go into the ladies’ room. Any school where some kid claims to be confused and is allowed to invade the locker room for the opposite sex.

          • gizmo23

            Where has that happened?

          • LadyGreenEyes

            Read the news. Some schools, some businesses. Don’t pretend you don’t know.

          • gizmo23

            3 or 4 cases, big deal

          • hytre64

            Three or four TEST cases to change the law of the land. Yes, it IS a big deal.

          • LadyGreenEyes

            Very big deal to girls forced to share a locker room with a guy.

    • The Last Trump

      Yes, expecting men to use the men’s room is soooo discriminatory!
      (You know, just as they ALWAYS have before???)
      Can you believe the nerve!? 🙂

  • Nidalap

    The feds coming after the States rights again.

    Because it’s OKAY to take rights away from bigots, remember? 🙁

    • gizmo23

      Anything to make life harder for bigots is good. I hope NC wastes a lot of money and is hurt financially. The repubs in the state are already back pedaling, which is good

      • WorldGoneCrazy

        “Anything to make life harder for bigots is good.”

        Why do you want to make life harder for yourself, the Christian bigot?

        “I hope NC wastes a lot of money and is hurt financially.”

        There’s that “love thy neighbor” thing again.

        Seriously, Gizmo, YOU need to repent. Oh wait, you WANT to spend Eternity with Obama and the abortionists, right?!?

        • gizmo23

          ignorant and mean. Typical

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            Quit talking about yourself like that, Gizmo. My, you are being hard on yourself today!

          • gizmo23

            How dare you decide who is a good Christian are not. Where do you get that power? Satan?

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            Ouch, sounds like you are judging me, Gizmo – a lot in the last two posts. Self-refute, much?!?

            No such thing as a “good Christian,” Giz – you are either Christian or not. “No one is good, but God alone.” – Mark 10:18 (b)

            Repent and trust in Jesus. Then, you will be able to see.

      • Nidalap

        It’s a slippery slope, Mogwai. Mere months ago you would have stood against allowing men to walk into ladies restrooms, showers, and locker rooms yourself.
        Now, you name them all bigots because they don’t feel safe.
        The perversion train still has many more cars to pass by, you know. There are still perversions you won’t currently go along with that are going to claim similar rights.
        Will you remain as you are or slide farther down the hill? If you think you will stand, remember how far you’ve come already…

        • gizmo23

          I never cared what anybody does as long as they don’t hurt others. What do I care if someone in the stall next to me is M or F. I’m done with the stupid bathroom issue

    • Ambulance Chaser

      What do you think should happen when a state passes a law that directly conflicts with federal law?

      • hytre64

        This administration is radically reinterpreting Title VII and Title IX and assuming that their interpretations have the effect of law. It is only in cases like North Carolina, where it is actually taken to court can we get actual rulings on the interpretation of law.

        • Ambulance Chaser

          Okay, so they’re taking it to court. Isn’t that what you want?

          • hytre64

            I would have rather that this administration didn’t try to radically misinterpret these laws.

          • Ambulance Chaser

            Who says what is a correct or incorrect interpretation? You?

      • Nidalap

        What federal law would that be? And, by the way, you’re not going to be able to convince me that they have any real concern for the rule of law as long as they let sanctuary cities slide and States legalize marijuana… 🙂

  • archaeologist

    i find that obama is trying to do a lot of damage to the right way to live before he leaves office. he was a disappointment as a president.

    • LadyFreeBird♥BlessedBeTheLord

      You can say that again.

      • gizmo23

        Obama needs more power

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Good North Carolina. American men must live to protect women and children. Their forefathers did not battle and die in wars only so that their sons would endanger their daughters and grandchildren. USA needs Judeo-Christian values to keep sanity. USA has no other morality.