- Associated Press - Saturday, May 7, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is supporting a legal challenge to North Carolina’s new law limiting the rights of LGBT people.

Cuomo says the state will file an amicus brief in support of the lawsuit filed by Lamba Legal, the ACLU and Equality North Carolina seeking to overturn the law.

The North Carolina law restricts transgender people to public restrooms aligned with their biological sex and prevents governments from passing their own anti-discrimination rules.

Shortly after the law passed, Cuomo banned state-funded travel to North Carolina to protest what he says is a discriminatory and illegal law.

The U.S. Justice Department has warned North Carolina officials that the law violates federal civil rights rules and should not be enforced.

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