Trump DOJ drops lawsuit over North Carolina ‘bathroom bill’

Trump DOJ drops lawsuit over North Carolina ‘bathroom bill’
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[Ed. – Which, as noted in the article, was repealed already.]

The Department of Justice said Friday that it has dropped a lawsuit against North Carolina over its so-called “bathroom bill” requiring transgender people to use public bathrooms that correspond to the sex listed on their birth certificates.

Department lawyers said in a court filing they were abandoning the lawsuit — filed by the Obama administration in May 2016 — because the North Carolina legislature repealed the bill last month and replaced it with another measure, The Washington Post reported.

The move follows the Trump administration’s decision to revoke Department of Education guidance that states students have a right to use the public school bathrooms matching their gender identity. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was critical of the guidelines, has said federal authorities should defer to local lawmakers on the issue.

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