(Huffington Post) -- Over the last several weeks, we’ve had North Carolina’s bathroom law debated and parsed in both our political and social discourse. Even within my own organization, National Action Network, on my national radio show and those that tweet/send me messages, people have been on both sides of this issue. Some that have worked with us on civil rights challenges are even arguing that this is a distortion of the Civil Rights Act. I have found myself debating many — including allies — because the concepts of civil rights and justice are for everyone, not just tailored to your particular group. The bottom line is, people have a right to live their lives even if it doesn’t match what you think is correct. When we fight for civil rights, we must fight for equality for all; anything less is hypocrisy and an insult to the definition of justice itself.
On Monday, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch called North Carolina’s transgender bathroom law “state-sponsored discrimination”, and said that it is targeting a problem that doesn’t exist. “This law provides no benefit to society, and all it does is harm innocent Americans,” she said as the Justice Department is counter-suing North Carolina over this egregious bathroom law.