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Citizen Group Drops Lawsuit Over North Carolina Trans Bathroom Bill

/ Source: Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A citizens group has dropped a lawsuit defending a North Carolina law governing transgender restroom access.

North Carolinians for Privacy filed a notice late Wednesday that they were voluntarily dismissing their case, one of several pending in federal court.

The move will streamline the knot of litigation over the law. The state's Republican leaders are continuing to defend the law in two other cases before the same judge, and trial is scheduled for November.

The legal filing didn't explain why the group was dismissing its case. A spokeswoman didn't immediately return a message seeking comment.

The state law passed in March requires transgender people to use restrooms in many public buildings matching the sex on their birth certificate, not their gender identity. It limits other antidiscrimination protections for LGBT people.

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