North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory will join South Carolina and sign on, in his capacity as governor, to an amicus brief in the case of G. G. v. Gloucester County School Board.
In this case, the Obama Administration has joined with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in an attempt to force local school districts to open sex-specific student locker rooms and bathrooms to individuals of the opposite biological sex.
"North Carolina parents deserve certainty about who is entering their children's bathrooms and locker rooms at our public schools and students must be confident that their privacy and well-being will be respected," Governor McCrory said. "Transgender identity is a complex issue and is best handled with reason and compassion at the local level, instead of mandates being forced on the people by Washington and the Obama Administration."
A decision favoring the Obama Administration in the federal Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals would be binding on all North Carolina school districts, thus removing any local flexibility in dealing with transgender issues.
"The Obama administration is threatening schools that resist with legal action and the loss of federal funding," Governor McCrory said. "As governor, I will protect North Carolina values from the imposition of extreme views from Washington."