The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and two transgender advocacy groups have filed a federal lawsuit against officials in North Carolina following the signing of a law that overturned Charlotte’s controversial “bathroom bill” and banned other cities from passing similar ordinances. “We are asking the court to overturn House Bill 2 because it 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 because it is an invasion of privacy for transgender men and transgender women,” the ACLU said in a statement on Monday. As previously reported, despite hours of testimony largely in opposition of the proposal, the Charlotte City Council voted 7-4 last month to expand the city’s non-discrimination ordinance to add provisions for homosexuals and those who identify as the opposite sex—including in regard to restroom and locker room use. READ MORE