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Carcaño v. Cooper

Case Challenging Anti-LGBTQ Legislation in North Carolina

Key Date: June 25, 2018
Status: Pending before District Court
Legal Team: ACLU, ACLU of NC, Lambda Legal
Type: Anti-LGBT Laws

Case Overview:

Transgender people in North Carolina have filed a lawsuit challenging anti-LGBTQ legislation in North Carolina.

While the lawsuit initially targeted House Bill 2, which overturned local non-discrimination ordinances in the state and restricted public restroom access for transgender people, plaintiffs in the case are now targeting HB142, a similarly anti-LGBTQ law passed in April 2017, under the guise of being a “repeal” of HB2. HB142 is still significantly damaging to LGBTQ North Carolinians and still must be overturned.

The plaintiffs are represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of North Carolina, and Lambda Legal.

A hearing took place on June 25, 2018 in Winston-Salem on all pending motions in this case filed by ACLU and Lambda Legal challenging HB2 and HB142 in North Carolina. Several motions are pending, including motions to dismiss and motions to file additional declarations in support of standing.

Last Updated July 29, 2018

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