DOJ issues baseless threats against NC over HB2, but now faces lawsuit


Wednesday, May 04, 2016

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Counsel Kellie Fiedorek regarding the U.S. Department of Justice’s threats Wednesday against a North Carolina law that protects privacy of citizens in government facility and public school restrooms and locker rooms. Earlier in the day, ADF filed suit in federal court against the DOJ and the Department of Education over their flawed interpretation of federal law:

“North Carolina’s bathroom privacy law, HB2, fully complies with federal law. It’s absurd to assert, as the Department of Justice does, that by placing the word ‘sex’ in federal nondiscrimination laws, Congress intended to force states to open their restrooms to people of the opposite biological sex. Governor McCrory and the state of North Carolina are fulfilling their duty to protect the privacy rights of their citizens. The DOJ should stop bullying North Carolina with falsehoods about what federal law requires.”
 
  • Pronunciation guide: Fiedorek (Fuh-DOHR’-eck)
 
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