November Trial Set Over |N.C. Anti-LGBT Law

     (CN) – A federal judge on Monday scheduled a trial in the legal challenge of North Carolina’s controversial anti-LGBT law, House Bill 2, to begin on November 14 in Winston-Salem.
     U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder also announced that he will hold arguments on Monday, August 1, on a motion for a preliminary injunction.
     The request for injunctive relief filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of North Carolina, and Lambda Legal asks the court to stop the enforcement of provisions of the law that target transgender people for discrimination in single-sex facilities.
     During the full trial, the court will also consider challenges to sections of HB2 that prohibit local municipalities from extending nondiscrimination protections to LGBT people.
     The lawsuit argues that House Bill 2 is unconstitutional because it violates the Equal Protection and Due Process clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment because it discriminates on the basis of sex and sexual orientation and is an invasion of privacy for transgender people.
     The plaintiffs also contend the law violates Title IX by discriminating against students and school employees on the basis of sex.

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