- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - In a story May 20 about a letter sent to the U.S. Education Department and attorney general about a directive regarding which public bathrooms transgender students can use, The Associated Press reported erroneously how many congressmen signed the letter. It was signed by seven North Carolina congressmen, not six, and the story should have made clear that Richard Hudson was among the signers.

A corrected version of the story is below:

7 North Carolina congressman want LGBT answers from feds

Seven North Carolina congressmen are joining 72 of their colleagues in a letter to the federal government demanding details about a directive ordering public school to allow transgender students to choose which bathrooms and locker rooms they use

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Seven North Carolina congressmen are joining 72 of their colleagues in a letter to the federal government demanding details about a directive ordering public school to allow transgender students to choose which bathrooms and locker rooms they use.

The letter written Thursday asks the U.S. Education Department and Attorney General how schools and districts will be punished if they or teachers or volunteers don’t comply with this month’s order.

It also asks the government to explain why it is OK making other students feel uncomfortable by allowing transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity.

The letter requests a reply by May 30.

The seven North Carolina congressmen are George Holding, Walter Jones, Mark Meadows, Robert Pittenger, David Rouzer, Richard Hudson and Mark Walker.

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