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Attorney General Loretta Lynch will be making a stop in Fayetteville Tuesday/Today as part of her national community policing tour.

While here a group of African American pastors and faith leaders are taking aim at her over comments she made about transgender rights. The NC Values Coalition is holding a news conference at the state capital at 10 a.m. to discuss Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s comparison of transgender bathroom rights to civil rights which they call “offensive and false.”

Attorney General Lynch, a Durham native, said HB2 is in opposition to federal laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex and gender identity.

Many are offended to her comparison to Civil Rights…”This is not the first time that we have seen discriminatory responses to historic moments of progress for our nation. We saw it in the Jim Crow laws that followed the Emancipation Proclamation,” she said in part. “We saw it in fierce and widespread resistance to Brown v. Board of Education.”

The North Carolina Values Coalition stands by HB2, saying in a news release that “this insulting and absurd comparison is an attempt to stifle the privacy and safety of all children in North Carolina.”

Under House Bill 2, transgender people must use the bathroom that corresponds with their birth certificates, not their gender identity.

Read more at ABC11.

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