FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***
May 9, 2016 (LYNNWOOD) — Governor Pat McCrory has taken a strong stand for safety, privacy, and common sense in North Carolina. The Obama Administration’s baseless overreach into the state should serve as a warning to those in the other 37 states with laws like North Carolina’s: that the Obama Administration intends to push this radical agenda at all costs, regardless of the violations of safety and privacy for women and children.
Following the filing of North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory’s lawsuit against the Department of Justice, in defense of HB 2, FPIW’s Executive Director Joseph Backholm released this statement:
“This may be the best example of government overreach in the history of government overreach. Once the federal government is trying to force local schools to allow boys into the girls locker room, you know government is out of hand.
How can you encourage young people to stop bullying when you tell those same young people that you’re going to take away their education funding unless they allow students of the opposite sex into the locker room with them?
These changes to the Civil Rights Laws that the Obama Administration is pushing have been proposed and rejected in Congress for years. The Executive Branch does not have the authority to change the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on its own, but that’s precisely what they are claiming to have done. They are arguing that the Civil Rights Act intended to give men access to women’s locker rooms by declaring themselves to be women and they’re threatening to stop educating children unless states agree. Enough is enough.”