The North Carolina governor officially claims that he is suing a current USA President because of his position towards the scandal HB2 law. McCrory continues to insist the changes are “common sense”, despite legal action threatening to cost the state millions, combined with thousands of job losses.
Obama’s Justice Department recently issued a legal threat to Governor McCrory – warning him that he and the state could be found liable for violating civil rights protections. However, the Governor has doubled down – filing a desperate lawsuit against the federal government today.McCrory filed a desperate bid in federal court today seeking “declaratory and injunctive relief” from the federal government – naming the Justice Department, Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the head of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, Vanita Gupta. He wrote: “We’re taking the Obama admin to court. They’re bypassing Congress, attempting to rewrite law & policies for the whole country, not just NC. Our lawsuit seeks to ensure that NC continues to receive federal funding until the courts clarify federal law & resolve this national issue.”
Equality North Carolina Executive Director Chris Sgro said: “The lawsuit that was filed today is just another tactic to delay a decision and is a continued waste of taxpayer dollars when it is already very clear that the only option is a full repeal of HB2. The 4th circuit court has already provided guidance on this and continued litigation by the state is simply wasteful. The state house and senate must fully repeal HB2 with Governor McCrory’s leadership.