Law

Sex Versus Gender In Carolina Bathroom Case

The law bans discrimination based on chromosomes. Courts will have to figure out whether that's enough.

Battleground.

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North Carolina and the federal government are suing each other over whether the state’s new transgender bathroom regulation violates federal civil rights laws. The cultural stakes are clear: the two governments have sharply different ideas about the acceptance of transgender people. But what about the legal stakes?

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