North Carolina governor leads lawsuit over LGBT rights

Posted at 10:20 AM, May 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-09 10:58:14-04

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is going to court in a fight for a state law that limits protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

McCrory is leading a lawsuit filed Monday seeking to keep in place the law the U.S. Justice Department said last week violated the civil rights of transgender people.

The Justice Department had set a deadline of Monday for McCrory to report whether he would refuse to enforce the last that took effect in March.