The Latest: Bathroom law didn’t deter transgender protesters


Associated Press | Yahoo News | April 26, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on protests over a law curtailing rights for lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual people (all times local):

1:45 p.m.

The leader of a national advocacy group says transgender people used bathrooms aligned with their gender identity during protests in North Carolina’s Legislative Building and weren’t arrested for it, despite a law curtailing LGBT rights.

Mara Keisling, director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, said in a phone interview Tuesday that the stance of state Republican leaders toward transgender bathroom access is “nonsense.” State law directs transgender people to use bathrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificate in many public buildings.

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