RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Three Democratic members of North Carolina’s congressional delegation are calling on state leaders to repeal a new law limiting the rights of LGBT people.
Reps. G.K. Butterfield, David Price and Alma Adams sent a letter Friday to Gov. Pat McCrory and Republican legislative seeking repeal of the bill that requires transgender people to use bathrooms and locker rooms conforming with their birth certificates, rather than their gender identity.
The bill also leaves LGBT people out of a statewide anti-discrimination code that also bars local governments from providing additional protections.
Their letter comes one day after the U.S. Department of Justice said the law violates federal civil rights law. The three also wrote to McCrory last month urging repeal.
Their letter says the law has caused “economic devastation” in North Carolina.