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Justice Department drops North Carolina LGBT rights lawsuit

Justice Department drops North Carolina LGBT rights lawsuit

The Trump administration dropped a lawsuit accusing North Carolina of discriminating against LGBT residents on Friday in response to the state's decision to undo its "bathroom bill."

The filing represents the first significant movement in a tangle of legal action challenging the state's nondiscrimination laws since a deal last month to replace the law known as House Bill 2. But advocacy groups, who say the new law continues to discriminate against gay and transgender people, have vowed to continue with a separate federal lawsuit.

North Carolina's compromise deal last month got rid of the most well-known provision of House Bill 2 that required transgender people to...

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