NORTH CAROLINA: Pro-LGBT Groups Urge AG Loretta Lynch To Threaten School Funding Over Hate Law

Dominic Holden reports at Buzzfeed:

The country’s top LGBT legal organizations urged federal officials on Thursday to make it clear that passing anti-LGBT laws like one in North Carolina will jeopardize their federal education funding.

In their letter to White House counsel Neil Eggleston and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the five groups write, “This administration must make definitively clear that wholesale requirements of sex discrimination like [North Carolina’s] HB 2 will put federal funding at risk.”

North Carolina — which is slated to receive $4.5 billion in federal education funds next year — passed a law in March that, among other measures, bans transgender students from using school facilities that correspond with their gender identity.

The letter was sent by the ACLU, Lambda Legal, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and the Transgender Law Center.