A sign protesting a recent North Carolina law restricting transgender bathroom access adorns the bathroom stalls at the 21C Museum Hotel in Durham, N.C., May 3, 2016. (Photo by Jonathan Drake/Reuters)

DOJ says 'bathroom bill' violates federal law

In the Obama administration’s strongest rebuke to date of North Carolina’s so-called “bathroom law” -- a measure which has provoked a national outcry from LGBT advocates and severe corporate backlash against the state -- U.S. Justice Department officials on Wednesday notified Republican Gov. Pat McCrory that the controversial legislation...