National and local activists said Sunday that they will sue to stop North Carolina from enforcing a controversial new law that prevents localities from passing their own anti-discrimination rules for gay and lesbian residents.
The American Civil Liberties Union, the LGBT activist groups Lambda Legal and Equality NC and plaintiffs yet to be named will announce the suit Monday in Raleigh, the state capital, they said in a brief statement.
The Republican-controlled General Assembly passed the measure last week after leaders in Charlotte approved a broad anti-discrimination measure.
Focusing on language that would allow transgender people to use restrooms aligned with their gender identities, Republican lawmakers said they intervened to protect women and children from “radical” action by Charlotte.
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