North Carolina gov. faces Fed’s Monday deadline on LGBT law


By GARY D. ROBERTSON
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) – North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory shows no signs of backing down in the face of the federal government’s Monday deadline to declare he won’t enforce the new state law limiting protections for LGBT people – defiance that could risk funding for the state’s university system and lead to a protracted legal battle.

The US Justice Department last week warned the new law violates civil rights protections against sex discrimination at work and in education for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

The agency focused particularly on provisions requiring transgender people to use public restrooms matching their biological sex. The department says a lawsuit against the state is possible.

McCrory said Sunday on television that Obama administration officials are acting like bullies, but repeatedly declined to say what his written response would be.

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