Trial in House Bill 2 lawsuit will begin Nov. 14

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A federal court has scheduled the trial in a legal challenge to North Carolina’s controversial House Bill 2, to begin on Monday, November 14.

U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder is holding arguments on August 1, on a motion for a preliminary injunction that asks the court to stop the enforcement of the provisions of the law that target transgender people for discrimination in single-sex facilities, according to a prepared statement from the ACLU of North Carolina.

The court will also consider challenges to sections of HB2 that prohibit local municipalities from extending nondiscrimination protections to LGBT people.

The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of North Carolina, Lambda Legal and the law firm of Jenner & Block are challenging the law in federal court on behalf of six LGBT North Carolinians and members of the ACLU of North Carolina.

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