After Republican Gov. Pat McCoy in North Carolina signed a bill into law that demanded people use the public bathroom of the sex they were born with, backlash quickly came from critics. The controversial "bathroom bill" dominated the headlines on the News and on social media, but it appears that the law won't be in around for much longer.

Bathroom backlash

The opposition to the bathroom bill were granted a major win Wednesday afternoon when it was announced that the Department of Justice declared the new law in violation of the Civil Rights Act.

According to a letter sent from the DOJ, Gov. McCoy has until Monday to acknowledge "that the State will not comply with or implement HB2." The Hill elaborated more on the issue on May 4.

The bill, titled House Bill 2, has drawn criticism from the political left, highlighted by the LGBTQ community who continue the fight for equal rights for gays, lesbians, and transgender Americans.

According to the letter in question, the principal deputy assistant attorney general, Vanita Gupta, wrote that the bill and the state of North Carolina violated section VII of the Civil Rights Act which "prohibits an employer from discriminating against an individual on the basis of sex and from otherwise resisting the full enjoyment of Title VII rights." As of press time, the office of Gov. McCroy has not released a statement in regards to the findings of the Justice Department.

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Financial hit

When McCroy officially signed the bill into law last month, the economic outlook for the state took a major hit. Paypal quickly announced that they would cancel their plans to build a new global operations center which would have employed 400 residents in the city of Charlotte.

In addition, Music stars Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam both canceled planned concerts in North Carolina, citing the new anti-transgender bathroom bill for their reasoning for pulling out.

It's expected that the governor and the state GOP will attempt to appeal and pushback, but for now, the Justice Department has come down hard on the side of the conservative movement.

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