Donald Trump's administration is letting North Carolina take a huge piss on progress.
On Friday, the Department of Justice said it was dropping the lawsuit it filed last year over the state's controversial "bathroom bill" — which restricted transgender people's use of public bathrooms.
The Obama administration previously alleged the Tar Heel state violated the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bans discrimination based on sex, and argued the federal rights law also applied to trans discrimination.
Well, the Trump administration sees the issue differently — or more accurately, not worth their precious golf-playing, bomb-deploying time.
Justice Department officials said they were bowing out of the lawsuit because NC legislators recently repealed a portion of the law that clearly banned many trans people from using restrooms that match their gender identity in government facilities.
But while one part of the law, known as HB2, was repealed, state legislators kept another portion intact and added a new measure — and the final product still leaves plenty of room for LGBT discrimination.
The current policy bans