Obama Admin Sues North Carolina After State Sues First to Keep Men Out of Women’s Restrooms

Lynch-compressedWASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice has now counter-sued officials in North Carolina after the state first filed a legal challenge Monday morning in response to the Obama administration’s demands that it allow men who identify as women in women’s restrooms and vice versa.

“[T]he legislature and the governor placed North Carolina in direct opposition to federal laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex and gender identity,” U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch asserted during a news conference Monday afternoon, contending that North Carolina is in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

She pointed back to the issue of same-sex nuptials, contending that it was enshrined in the Constitution, and that states that are passing laws to protect marriage—and those who require restroom use to correspond with one’s biological gender—are akin to racists.

“This is not the first time that we have seen discriminatory responses to historic moments of progress for our nation. We saw it in the Jim Crow laws that followed the Emancipation Proclamation. We saw it in fierce and widespread resistance to Brown v. Board of Education,” Lynch said.

“And we saw it in the proliferation of state bans on same-sex unions intended to stifle any hope that gay and lesbian Americans might one day be afforded the right to marry. That right, of course, is now recognized as a guarantee embedded in our Constitution, and in the wake of that historic triumph, we have seen bill after bill in state after state taking aim at the LGBT community,” she stated.

As previously reported, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta had set Monday 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.”

She cited Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which 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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Instead of capitulating to the department’s demands, McCrory decided to sue the Obama administration for trying to force officials to allow men who identify as women in women’s restrooms. The governor said that the Justice Department is twisting the law to force an agenda.

“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 on Monday. “This is not a North Carolina issue. It is now a national issue.”

He stated that the issue is not a matter for the Justice Department to wrest, but an issue for Congress to clarify.

“The Obama administration is bypassing Congress by attempting to rewrite the law and set basic restroom policy, locker-room policy and even shower policies for public and private employers across the country, not just in North Carolina,” McCrory said.

“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 state lawsuit declared. “The department’s position is a baseless and blatant overreach.”

Lynch said on Monday that because North Carolina did not yield to its demands, but rather “chose to respond by suing the Department of Justice,” the Obama administration is “now moving forward” by suing the state back to seek an injunction against its new restroom law.

“This is a time to summon our national virtues of inclusivity, diversity, compassion and open-mindedness,” she said.

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  • Josey

    How many times does it have to be said that skin color is not a choice but being a sodomite or transgender, adultery, fornication, lying, etc. is a choice? I don’t hate anyone, I do however hate the sin that brings eternal death and the promotion of it to lead others astray just as Almighty God hates it, He has shown how much He hates it by giving His only begotten sinless Son, Jesus Christ as a sacrifice for us so we could be set free from the power that sin holds on each one after Adam sinned. God made sure no human being has to be kept in a state of sinning, He made a way of escape for us that even angels desire to look into, there was no redemption given to the rebellious angels that followed satan but God gave us redemption and freedom from the law of sin and death through His Son, Jesus, but He does not force that on anyone, it is a free gift and gifts are received by choice. I saw about a min. of her speech, was all I could take of her blathering and I rebuke the lies being spoken out of this ungodly administration and pray they fail and N.C. gets the victory. This is about the many perverts who would take advantage of going into the girls shower, restroom facilities wherever they are, they don’t even have to put a dress on, they get caught they can claim they think they are a woman and the harm done especially to helpless little girls or little boys will be swept under the rug. If this is truly about transgenders feeling afraid to use the facilities of the gender they were born with as they claim, then they should have no problem using a designated bathroom facility set up just for them and give the majority their right to privacy and safety. But we know this isn’t what it’s about, this is a ungodly world who judgement is coming soon when the Son of God comes with eyes of flaming fire and the sword of the Word of God in His mouth, there will not be a rock to hide from His wrath to the children of disobedience, there won’t be a mountain deep enough to hide from Him.

    • John N

      >’How many times does it have to be said …’

      Only once. The second time you may have misunderstood the response.

      The third time would be lying.

    • gizmo23

      The hare the sin love the sinner is lost on people when they are called perverts and other names.
      You do nothing to help or save people when all you do is condemn and name call

      • Scott Davenport

        sorry, but I believe they condemn themselves by their deeds.

        • gizmo23

          Deeds won’t get you into or keep you out of heaven. That is a basic Christian principle

          • disqus_O2BUmbLecp

            Yr evil-deeds will keep u out of heaven bc yr evil-deeds come from yr absence of faith n rejection of God n His Law.
            …….The basic Christian principle is that u do not trust in yr deeds to be saved, but trust in Jesus Christ/God-in-the-flesh to be saved from hell. The Jews trusted in their good deeds of Moses Law to be saved from hell n rejected Jesus as their Messiah/Christ/Savior.

            Hence, 1COR.6:9-11 says: ……. 9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?
            Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers,
            nor homosexuals,[a] nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.
            (also, REV.22:12-15)

            So, pls repent.

          • gizmo23

            I already have

          • disqus_O2BUmbLecp

            Hence, 1COR.5:1-13 says that the unrepentant Christian incest-evildoer/sinner should be expelled from the Corinthian Church n be allowed to be carnally destroyed by Satan. This should also apply to unrepentant Christian adulterers, homosexuals n other LGBTQs, thieves, etc.
            …….Whether such unrepentant n evildoing “Christians” will be saved is debatable, but the Word of God says it is unlikely, ie they will likely end up like the wife of Job who suffered, then cursed God/Jesus n died.(= committed blasphemy in her final moments).

      • Josey

        Those who do such things are perverts, calling it as it is and has nothing to do with the love of God and the hating of sin. And Jesus Himself said those who do not believe on Him are condemned already, there’s no condemnation I can give, they are already condemned until they repent and are born again through Christ.

        • gizmo23

          You haven’t answered what “taking them out” means

  • Amos Moses

    This website needs to give “trigger warnings” to its readers when they use this womans name and image……. it is causing microaggressions when the word “Lynch” is used…….

    “We saw it in the Jim Crow laws that followed the Emancipation Proclamation. ”

    Jim Crow laws came from DEMOCRATS…………. The EProclamation came from REPUBLICANS and a Republican president………… Mrs. (DEMOCRAT) Lynch………………

    Depravity and mental illness is NOT a civil right………..

    • WorldGoneCrazy

      Haha – good one! And then there was LBJ. 🙁

  • bowie1

    Is it a civil right to have to undress in front of someone of the opposite sex, who identifies as the same sex, in the case of change rooms?

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  • Faithwalker

    When a Nation start capitulating to sexual proclivities of the minority in its society, it is a Nation in decline which in essence is catastrophic for the nation as a whole. For those of us who are blood bought, born again believers through Jesus Christ our Savior – do not be moved by the darkness that is upon us. All that is transpiring across the globe,plagues, famine, wars, rampant sexual immorality, global economic instability, and terrorism, the list goes on, was prophesied. Specifically, according to Matthew 24, Jude 1:7, 1 Timothy 4:1, Luke 21:16 etc. It appears we are on schedule according to the biblical end times prophecy’s timetable. Matthew 24:33 …’So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.

    I leave this verse as a word of encouragement:

    Romans 8:38-39 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    • LadyFreeBird♥BlessedBeTheLord


    • gizmo23

      “All that is transpiring across the globe,plagues, famine, wars, rampant sexual immorality, global economic instability, and terrorism,”
      We live in most stable, peaceful, safe, and best economic times in the history of mankind. The world has problems but is a wonderful place full of hope. Many of our problems stem from extreme religious political dogma, but that has always waxed and waned. We as a planet enjoy an increasing standard of living, fewer disease and famine outbreaks, better educational opportunities for everyone.
      I despise all the doom and gloom talk

  • BarkingDawg

    Why is this site so obsessed over LGBT? come out of the closet already.

  • gizmo23

    Seriously, is this the biggest issue facing Christians or the world ?