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NC lawmaker reverses position on HB2

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A Democratic North Carolina state representative says he was wrong to vote for a law that limits protections for lesbians, …

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NC professor explains implications of HB2

By WBTV - BOONE, N.C. (WBTV) - Students at Appalachian State University are protesting against House Bill 2. It's the latest round of protests …

Department of Justice Files Lawsuit Against Gov. McCrory

Today, HRC and Equality NC responded to an announcement by Attorney General Loretta Lynch that the U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit …

North Carolina's Bathroom Bill Is a Constitutional Monstrosity

HB2 doesn’t just repeal LGBT civil-rights laws; it bars passing new ones. The Supreme Court calls that “animus.”<p>Pat McCrory, the beleaguered governor of North Carolina, says he signed the controversial “bathroom bill”—HB2—because cities’ local gay-rights laws were “local government overreach.” When …

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Transgender Rights and the End of the New South

On Monday, two North Carolinians squared off over the state’s controversial House Bill 2, which requires transgender people to use the bathroom matching their “biological sex” in public schools and government buildings and invalidates local laws protecting transgender people from discrimination. …

Trump's ‘States’ Rights’ Assertion on Trans Students Reckless

<i>Post submitted by former HRC Communications Campaign Director Brandon Lorenz</i><p>Today, HRC released the following statement after Donald Trump declined …

U.S. Gives Sweeping Guidance to Schools on Transgender Students

The Obama administration sent a letter Friday to every public school district in America warning them they should allow transgender students to use bathrooms consistent with their chosen gender identity, or risk losing federal funding.<p>The sweeping guidance does not have the force of law but warns …

Guess How Much That Anti-LGBTQ Law Is Costing North Carolina

In March, North Carolina state legislators banned transgender people from peeing in the bathroom of their choosing. According to the law, HB2 or the …

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Sixty-Eight Companies, Including Apple and Microsoft, Join Brief Against HB 2

click to enlarge<p>The Human Rights Campaign is filing an amicus brief from sixty-eight companies in the Department of Justice's lawsuit to stop HB 2 …

Transgender suicide hotline reports spike in calls following House Bill 2

A San Francisco-based suicide hotline that helps transgender people says it has noticed an increase in distress calls since North Carolina passed …

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Target takes an 'inclusive' stand on transgender bathroom debate

Target has announced that any transgender customers or employees in its stores can use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity.<p>The Minneapolis-based retailer, which has 1,793 stores in the U.S., released a statement on Tuesday emphasizing its policy. The announcement comes amid …

Obama: HB2 is wrong and should be overturned

Duke University Urges Repeal Of North Carolina's Anti-Trans Law

The renowned university says HB 2 is causing prospective students and professors to avoid its campus.<p>Three top administrators at Duke University on Monday called for the full repeal of HB 2, a controversial law widely denounced as transphobic.<p>"We deplore in the strongest possible terms the new …

Montel Williams: HB2 ‘eerily similar’ to Jim Crow

Throughout the debate over House Bill 2, a number of well-known people without North Carolina ties have spoken out against the controversial measure. …

McCrory's House Bill 2: A Brief Outline of Its Five "Parts"

When non-lawyers hear Pat McCrory's claim that North Carolina's House Bill 2 is just common sense while at the same time they hear the Department of Justice attacking part of it as illegal, I can understand how easy it is for such non-lawyers just to take the word of the political party they …