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7 Smart Responses to the Not-So-Smart Arguments in Favor of the North Carolina Bathroom Laws

This week, a legal battle heated up between the United States Justice Department and the State of North Carolina, over a recent North Carolina law that, among other things, sets out rules for bathroom use. This bathroom nonsense has been floating around for a while now, and I can't remember a time …

Reality Check: Would A Bathroom Ban Really Protect Women, Children?

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) —</b> Minnesota supporters of a transgender bathroom ban are not likely to get a vote on the bill this year.<p>They’re pushing the ban …

LGBTQI

How did bathrooms become a battleground for transgender rights? This short video explains.

If you are just catching up on the anti-transgender bathroom law that North Carolina passed and Tennessee is considering, Media Matters has a great four-minute rundown on where these measures came from and what they get wrong:<p>The anti-transgender bathroom laws force trans people, who identify with …

Boycott or not? For artists outraged by N.C.’s bathroom law, it’s complicated.

For touring artists opposed to North Carolina’s “bathroom bill,” a complicated question looms:<p>To boycott or not to boycott?<p>Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Ani DiFranco and author Sherman Alexie are among those who have opted to cancel their appearances as a show of opposition to a new law that …

What a federal appeals court’s ruling could mean for North Carolina’s bathroom law

Even as a high-profile fight continues over a North Carolina law directing transgender people to use bathrooms matching the gender on their birth certificates, a federal appeals court has weighed in on a similar policy in Virginia.<p>The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled Tuesday in a …

What happened when I tried to comply with North Carolina's new bathroom law - Vox

As soon as I placed a foot in the women's bathroom in Hyde Hall on University of North Carolina Chapel Hill's campus, I was breaking the law.<p>On March 23, the North Carolina legislature passed, and Gov. Pat McCrory signed, the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act. The new law says that people …

Trump is right on transgender bathroom laws

<b>(CNN) —</b> It seems smug to put it this way, but I will give Donald Trump credit for one thing: bathrooms.<p>It's not an undercut. On the issue of legislating transgender bathrooms --and maybe only on this issue, if you ask me -- Trump is completely right, and his rival Ted Cruz completely wrong.<p>The …

Michael Jordan on bathroom law: Hornets ‘opposed to discrimination in any form’

Michael Jordan, the billionaire who owns North Carolina’s NBA franchise, has spoken out about North Carolina’s controversial “bathroom law,” — framing his comments as a businessman rather than as an individual.<p>“As my organization has stated previously, the Charlotte Hornets and Hornets Sports & …

How would ‘bathroom laws’ protect anyone?

I was stunned and offended by Pennsylvania resident Don Uber’s comments regarding the “bathroom laws” enacted in North Carolina and under consideration in other states [“Restroom rights play into GOP race,” front page, April 25]. Mr. Uber claimed to be more concerned about male sexual predators in …

NCAA Joins The Fight Against North Carolina's 'Bathroom Law'

Now, we can only hope that "lawmakers are listening."<p>Citing the need to maintain a “safe, healthy” atmosphere for both the players and the public, the NCAA doubled down on its anti-discrimination stance on Wednesday, approving a new decree mandating that all sites that hope to host NCAA events …

Ted Cruz on North Carolina bathroom law: 'This isn't about the Caitlyn Jenners of the world'

In a video earlier this week , Jenner used the women's restroom in the Trump International Hotel in Manhattan.<p>Jenner was partially responding to Cruz's support for a North Carolina law that restricts the use of public bathrooms to individuals of the same biological sex, which essentially bars …

Ted Cruz

Gap has apologized over an ad for its kids clothing line that people said was racist

The #GapKidsxED campaign ad showed two white girls in impressive acrobatic positions, while a black girl stood passively as a third white girl used her head as an armrest.<p>The photo was shared with the caption: "Meet the kids who are proving that girls can do anything."<p>The photo was quickly met with …

Clothing

This clothing ad just got banned because its model is "unhealthily thin"

The fashion world has been making some respectable strides lately with celebrating different body types. We’ve loved seeing women like Ashley Graham …

CEO Behind Controversial Clothing Ads Says Company Faces "Life-Or-Death Moment"

"Which company is not growing step by step?" asks Mike Xu, the CEO of Shenzen-based Global Egrow.<p>The CEO of the Chinese clothing company behind controversial Facebook ads for cheap clothing says the company is facing a "life-or-death moment" in the wake of a recent BuzzFeed News investigation into …