The Obama administration plans to direct school districts to allow transgender students to use bathrooms that match their identity. School officials will receive guidance on implementation.
The Department of Justice and North Carolina filed lawsuits against each other over the so-called "bathroom bill." North Carolina denies that the measure violates the civil rights of transgender people.
In response to the backlash over North Carolina's so-called "bathroom bill" law, Governor Pat McCrory has signed an executive order in what looks to be an attempt to quell criticism of the discriminatory legislation.