US Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, empathises with the transgender community.
Following on from the US Justice Department’s issue of a letter to North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory last Wednesday regarding dropping House Bill Two (HB2), US Attorney General Loretta Lynch connects with the trans community.
In a heartwarming live speech, Lynch reaches out to members of the transgender community. “Some of you have lived freely for decades and others of you are still wondering how you can possibly live the lives that you were born to lead.
“But no matter how isolated, no matter how afraid and no matter how alone you may feel today know this: that the Department of Justice and indeed the entire Obama administration want you to know that we see you, we stand with you and we will do everything we can to protect you going forward.”
The US Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against North Carolina for breaching the 1964 Civil Rights Act and are calling on North Carolina to stop enforcing HB2 which bans transgender people from using the bathroom which corresponds to the gender with which they identify.
The US Attorney General goes on to draw on American history to inspire and reassure transgender people watching that “that history is on your side.”
“This country was founded on the promise ‘equal rights for all’ and we have always managed to move closer to that ideal,”Loretta exclaims.
“Little by little, day by day. And it may not be easy but we will get there together.”
North Carolina could lose out on $4.8 billion in funds according to an analysis carried out by lawyers from the University of California, Los Angeles.
A counter suit has been issued with the state of North Carolina, Pat McCrory, the University of North Carolina and the Department of Public Safety as defendants.
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