An American Civil Liberties Lawyer
(ACLU) lawyer said Friday that a trial over North Carolina's law on
transgender bathroom use is being pushed back.
House Bill 2 prohibits transgender
people from using the bathroom of their choice in government
buildings, including schools, and blocks cities and municipalities
from enacting measures that protect LGBT people from discrimination.
The ACLU is representing three
plaintiffs in the case.
Attorney James Esseks told the AP that
an order issued by the judge in the case means a delay in the case
from November until May. Without explanation, the judge partly
granted a request to delay the case.
Earlier this week, Texas and 12 other
states filed an amicus brief in support of the law and asked
that the proceedings be halted temporarily because of two similar
cases making their way through federal courts. In one of the cases,
judge in Texas ruled against federal guidelines on transgender
bathroom use in schools. The second case involves a
Virginia transgender student who is challenging his school's policy
that does not allow him to use the bathroom of his choice.