The US Justice Department informed North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory that HB2 is illegal. This is the state law that prevents localities from enacting ordinances to prohibit discrimination and that requires people to use the bathroom that matches the gender on their birth certificate.


This was a foolish bill from the start because it is unenforceable. Who will monitor the genitals of those who use public bathrooms? Will citizens be required to carry copies of their birth certificate?


The federal government theoretically could cut off all federal aid to NC, a sum in the billions.