North Carolina bathroom privacy law

DoJ: North Carolina Bathroom Privacy Law Violates Civil Rights

The Department of Justice says North Carolina’s new law that protects women and children from potential sexual predators in public rest rooms violates the civil rights of gay and transgender individuals, prompting a strong pushback from the Family Research Council.

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Pearl Jam Cancels North Carolina Concert Over Bathroom Privacy Law ‘Discrimination’

Pearl Jam has cancelled a concert in North Carolina in opposition of the state’s newly passed Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act — which requires individuals to use the public restroom that corresponds with their biological gender. In a statement announcing the cancellation of an April 20 show in Raleigh, the band described the new legislation as “despicable.”

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 17: Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam performs live for fans during the 2014 Big Day Out Festival at Western Springs on January 17, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Jason Oxenham/Getty Images)

Ted Cruz Backs North Carolina’s Bathroom Privacy Law

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is backing North Carolina’s new bathroom privacy law, which prohibits individuals from using public bathrooms that do not correspond to their biological sex.

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