North Carolina Sues US Government Over Transgender Bathroom Law

B7991589-66F6-4265-9D8A-63429BA5B931_w640_r1_s_cx0_cy2_cw0{VOA NEWS} – The U.S. state of North Carolina sued the federal government Monday to keep its law requiring transgender people to use restrooms that correspond to their gender at birth rather than their self-identified gender.

The country’s Justice Department last week claimed the state law violated national civil rights standards. It gave North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory and the state’s expansive system of universities until the end of the business day Monday to “remedy the situation.”

But rather than abandon the controversial law, McCrory instead sued the U.S. government to keep it in place. READ MORE

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.