Reaction from NC Capitol over HB2 court battle

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCT) – Governor Pat McCrory has called the HB2 law common sense from the start. He’s defended it and even tweaked it since it went in the books at the end of March.

His latest attempt at keeping it there is keeping the conversation going.

At a press conference earlier today, McCrory said the purpose of filing was to get the courts to clarify federal law. He once again noted that the U.S. Department of Justice and the Obama Administration over-stepped their boundaries.

“The Obama administration is bypassing congress by attempting to re write the law and set basic restroom policies locker policies and even shower policies for public and private employers across the country,” said McCrory.

McCrory’s complaint asks for a court to declare that HB2 doesn’t discriminate. 9 On Your Side caught up with legislators who are also weight in and filing complaints of their own.

Senate minority leader Dan Blue, who walked out during the law’s approval process, had this to say, “The simple thing to do and the smart thing to do from a business standpoint is to take efforts to repeal House Bill 2 and let’s move on.”

Senate leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore also filed a complaint giving their own set of reasons why a court should declare that HB2 complies with federal law.

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