Today, after draft legislation with proposed changes to the sweeping anti-LGBT measure, North Carolina House Bill 2, was released, the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of North Carolina, and Lambda Legal—who are challenging House Bill 2 in federal court on behalf of six LGBT North Carolinians and members of the ACLU of North Carolina—released the following statement.
Highlights from this year’s Supreme Court term included three significant wins, one painful loss, and one unsettled matter: The Court upheld affirmative action, struck down onerous restrictions on abortion and affirmed the “one person, one vote” principle.
Today, in a 5-3 decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down two provisions of a Texas anti-abortion law that, if allowed to go into effect, would have forced 75 percent of Texas abortion clinics to close. Lambda Legal applauded today’s decision.
Any day now the U.S. Supreme Court will issue a decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, which may be the most important abortion case in decades. The case involves a challenge to two provisions of Texas's House Bill 2, an anti-abortion law enacted in July 2013 that, if allowed to go into effect, would force the vast majority of Texas abortion clinics to close.