U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder will hear arguments on Monday, August 1, regarding the ACLU's motion for a preliminary
injunction. The ACLU's request is limited to the enforcement of the transgender provisions of House Bill 2. During the full trial in November, the ACLU will challenge the sections of HB 2 that prohibit municipalities from extending nondiscrimination protection to LGBT people.
The lawsuit argues that HB 2 is unconstitutional because it
violates the Equal Protection and Due Process clauses of the 14th
Amendment. The ACLU also contends that the law violates Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by discriminating
against students and school employees on the basis of sex.