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North Carolina May Lose Federal Aid Due To Anti-LGBT Law

Meanwhile, the governor insists the state is "the target of a vicious, nationwide smear campaign."

North Carolina is at risk of losing billions of dollars in federal aid for schools, housing and highways because of the anti-LGBT law that was just passed there.

From the moment that Governor Pat McCrory signed House Bill 2, which restricts cities from passing nondiscrimination laws, the state has been at the center of controversy, and now the federal government is reexamining the law to see if it blocks the state from receiving aid.

Although over 90 major corporations, including Apple, Google and Facebook, have spoken out against the discriminatory law, McCrory stands by his decision, calling it “common sense.”

“There’s no doubt there is a well-coordinated, national campaign to smear our state’s reputation after we passed a common-sense law to ensure no government can take away our basic expectations of privacy in bathrooms, locker rooms and showers,” said Josh Ellis, communications director for McCrory.

The Departments of Transportation, Education and Housing and Urban Development are currently examining the North Carolina law to decide whether or not it is a violation of civil rights.

h/t: Gay Star News

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