Transgender Bathroom Trial Pushed Back

RALEIGH (AP) - A lawyer says that a trial over a North Carolina law governing transgender restroom access is being pushed back by several months.

James Esseks is a lawyer for the ACLU, which is representing two transgender students and an employee of North Carolina's university system.

Esseks says that a judge's order on Friday means that the case is being pushed back from its November trial date until May.

A docket entry for the court shows that a magistrate judge partly granted a request to delay the proceedings but doesn't explain further.

The so-called HB2 law requires transgender people to use public restrooms that correspond with the sex on their birth certificate, not their gender identity. It also limits other anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people.

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