NC LGBT law violates civil rights, Justice Dept. says

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday that North Carolinaโ€™s House Bill 2 (HB2) violates federal civil rights laws.

The Justice Department put North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory on notice that that state officials must confirm by Monday that they will not comply with or implement the law called House Bill 2.

A letter from the Justice Department obtained by The Associated Press said the law violates Title IX of the Civil Rights Act, which bars discrimination in education based on sex.

If North Carolina is found to be in violation, that could impact millions of dollars in education funding.

North Carolina passed House Bill 2 in a day, but the passing of the bill has drawn national response.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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