ACLU and Lambda Legal partner to take action against House Bill 142

- The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina is partnering with Lambda Legal to take legal action against House Bill 142.

House Bill 142 replaced House Bill 2 (HB2) but keeps some measures that discriminate against LGBT people and particularly singles out transgender people for discrimination, according to the ACLU. 

The ACLU and Lambda Legal press conference plan to announce new legal action against North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law at 10 a.m. in Friday. 

The organizations filed a federal lawsuit against HB2 just days after it went into effect in March 2016. A federal district court later ruled that the measure likely violated federal nondiscrimination law.

Earlier this year, amid nationwide backlash, lawmakers passed House Bill 142 as a replacement bill. The new law prevents cities and counties from passing any protections against discrimination in private employment or places of public accommodation until December 2020.

It also bars the “regulation” of access to restrooms and other single-sex facilities in public buildings, leaving transgender people vulnerable to discrimination and possible arrest, according to the organizations. 

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