Liberty Counsel looking to challenge ACLU, defend women

Monday, April 4, 2016
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gavel with Lady of JusticeWhile North Carolina's attorney general won't defend the law overturning a Charlotte transgender accommodation ordinance, a Christian legal organization is offering to do so.

After Charlotte passed the ordinance allowing men into women's restrooms, locker rooms, and shower facilities, the North Carolina Legislature called itself back into session and passed a bill overturning it. Liberty Counsel founder Mat Staver reports that since then, some corporations have threatened to leave the state, as the bill impacts every city and county in the state -- not just Charlotte.


"Sorry, men -- You can't go into and expose yourselves in the women's restrooms. Why all the outrage from some of these corporations is absolutely absurd," Staver comments. "These companies are not going to leave North Carolina. North Carolina is very business friendly. Charlotte has more Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Charlotte than any other place in the country."

Since Attorney General Roy Cooper (D) refuses to defend the law targeted in a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union, Liberty Counsel is looking for members of the legislature and private individuals to represent so it can challenge the ACLU in court.

"This law is constitutional. There's no question about it," Staver declares. "It needs to be defended; it should be defended, and we can win this case."

Liberty Counsel applauds the North Carolina General Assembly and Governor Pat McCrory (R) for being bold enough to quickly pass the law in an effort to protect the privacy of women and men.


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