Mohler: North Carolina and the U.S. Constitution

The governor of North Carolina has announced that his state will file suit against the Obama Administration and against the Department of Justice because of their demands that North Carolina surrender its recently-adopted legislation known as House Bill 2. The bill stipulates that persons must use, in public facilities, the bathrooms that correspond to the sex they were assigned at birth.

North Carolina claims that the Justice Department is misreading Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and that the government is abusing its authority by making the Act pertain to transgender issues when it clearly had nothing to do with them.

Governor Pat McCrory made the crucial point that Congress alone has the authority to amend or revise the Civil Rights Act. If the federal government were to do that—and the legislation were to be enacted—the State of North Carolina concedes it would be in a very different situation.

The U.S. Justice Department intends to double down on its actions against North Carolina. Prepare for a battle of worldviews, and a battle over the U.S. Constitution.

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