The US Justice Department gives North Carolina 5 days to scarp HB2, otherwise there is a risk to lose federal money. A letter sent from the Department on Wednesday addressed to Governor McCrory states that HB2 violates the Civil Rights Act and Title IX.Title IX bans discrimination in education, and means the state could lose billions of dollars of federal education funding. So the law’s opponents can now celebrate the first win.
“The letter confirms what we’ve already known – that HB2 is deeply discriminatory, violates federal civil rights law, and needs to be repealed as soon as possible,” said Representative Chris Sgro, the executive director of Equality NC.“We’ve already lost $500 million in economic impact and now we are violating federal civil rights law and risking Title IX funding.”Human Rights Campaign spokesman said that they’re very grateful to “the Justice Department for enforcing the rule of law and protecting the rights of North Carolinians. “We once again urge Gov. McCrory and the state of North Carolina to immediately do the same and fully repeal this harmful bill,” he added