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Lawsuit challenges North Carolina's new anti-discrimination law

Lawsuit challenges North Carolina's new anti-discrimination law

Gay and transgender rights supporters wasted little time in challenging a new North Carolina law, filing a lawsuit Monday that called it discriminatory and said it singles out LGBT people for "disfavored treatment."

The law, which has also drawn strong opposition from major corporations, was signed last week by Republican Gov. Pat McCrory. He has resolutely stood behind the law and later Monday blamed the outcry on a "well-coordinated campaign" trying to stain the state's reputation.

The bill signing came after the GOP-controlled legislature completed a one-day special session in response to a broad Charlotte ordinance that allowed transgender people to use...

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