European Union Says North Carolina’s HB2 Violates International Agreements

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The outcry against North Carolina’s discriminatory HB2 ‘bathroom bill’ has now reached the international community who have called for it to “be reconsidered as soon as possible.” According to statements released by the European Union, bans like HB2 violate “an international agreement on civil rights.”

Catherine Ray, a spokeswoman for the Union, wrote in a statement posted on the European Union’s website: “[these bans] discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons…[and] contravene the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which the U.S. is a state party, and which states that the law shall prohibit any discrimination and guarantee to all persons equal and effective protection.”

The statements didn’t seem to bother North Carolina’s good-ole-anti-LGBT-boy club. “We relinquished our adherence to the British crown and European powers over 200 years ago,” a spokesperson for Governor McCrory told the Observer. “The law is now in federal court, where it will be resolved.”

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