6 North Carolina congressman want LGBT answers from feds

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Six North Carolina congressmen are joining 72 of their colleagues in a letter to the federal government demanding details about a directive ordering public school to allow transgender students to choose which bathrooms and locker rooms they use.

The letter written Thursday asks the U.S. Education Department and Attorney General how schools and districts will be punished if they or teachers or volunteers don’t comply with this month’s order.

It also asks the government to explain why it is OK making other students feel uncomfortable by allowing transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity.

The letter requests a reply by May 30.

The six North Carolina congressmen are George Holding, Walter Jones, Mark Meadows, Robert Pittenger, David Rouzer and Mark Walker.

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