Justice Department Files Complaint Against the State of North Carolina to Stop Discrimination Against Transgender Individuals

May 9, 2016

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced that the Justice Department has filed a complaint against the state of North Carolina, the University of North Carolina (UNC) and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS) alleging that they are discriminating against transgender individuals in violation of federal law as a result of the state’s compliance with and implementation of House Bill 2 (H.B. 2).  H.B. 2 requires public agencies to treat transgender individuals, whose gender identity does not match the sex they were assigned at birth, differently from similarly situated non-transgender individuals.

Press Release

Remarks of Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch

Remarks of Head of the Civil Rights Division Vanita Gupta


Updated May 27, 2022