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Topic: North Carolina

The NBA Took the All-Star Game Away From Charlotte. Here’s Why It Matters Time  •  July 24, 2016 The NBA announced Thursday that negotiations had failed. In a statement the league said it had been trying to work for months with officials in North Carolina to “foster constructive dialogue and try to effect positive change” concerning the controversial law known as HB2, which has been widely
HB2 changes could emerge soon, NC House Democrat says News & Observer  •  June 11, 2016 With weeks left in the legislative session, lawmakers could take action to tweak House Bill 2 without changing its main provision on transgender bathroom use. Rep. Darren Jackson, a Knightdale Democrat and vocal opponent of HB2, said Saturday that he’s seen an outline of proposed legislation that
North Carolina sues U.S. Justice Department in defense of HB2 CNN  •  May 9, 2016 North Carolina has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Justice Department to defend House Bill 2, a law that bans individuals from using public bathrooms that do not correspond with their biological sex, according to a court document. The move is in response to a letter the Justice Department sent last
US Justice Department: North Carolina’s HB2 violates Civil Rights Act Charlotte Observer  •  May 4, 2016 U.S. Justice Department officials repudiated North Carolina’s House Bill 2 on Wednesday, telling Gov. Pat McCrory that the law violates the U.S. Civil Rights Act and Title IX – a finding that could jeopardize billions in federal education funding. The department gave state officials until Monday
UK issues travel warning about anti-LGBT laws in U.S. states CNN  •  April 21, 2016 North Carolina and Mississippi’s controversial new laws affecting LGBT rights are already threatening to cost the U.S. states millions in lost business and tourism. That situation could be set to worsen after the UK government updated foreign travel advice warning British citizens about risks
Teen Added to North Carolina LGBT Law’s Challenge After Ruling ABC News  •  April 21, 2016 A transgender high school student joined a lawsuit Thursday challenging a law that limits protections for LGBT people, just days after a federal appeals court sided with a transgender student in a Virginia case. Read more here.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal on religious liberty: ‘I see what’s happening in North Carolina, Mississippi’ Atlanta Journal-Constitution  •  April 13, 2016 Gov. Nathan Deal said the uproar in North Carolina and Mississippi over new laws that critics say curb gay rights should give supporters of the “religious liberty” measure in Georgia second thoughts, and warned that he’s willing to pull out the veto pen again next year if similar legislation
North Carolina Governor McCrory spins on HB2 when he should back its repeal The News & Observer  •  April 12, 2016 To borrow a phrase from Bruce Springsteen, Gov. Pat McCrory must have sensed some “darkness on the edge of town” in his re-election campaign. That is the only reason the governor is running for political cover in pretending to correct HB2, the disastrous bill passed by Republican leaders in the
North Carolina, Mississippi, And 2016’s LGBT Rights Backlash Vocativ  •  April 7, 2016 These bills, all from just this year, are far from alone. “There’s really been an uptick over the past three years,” says Andy Garcia, program manager for Equality Federation, a nationwide LGBTQ activist organization. “We’ve never seen anything like this legislative session in terms of bil
Boycotting Bigotry MetroWeekly  •  March 31, 2016 Ian Palmquist, the director of leadership programs for Equality Federation, agrees that the decisions by corporations or major employers in a state to speak out against anti-LGBT legislation can have an impact on the legislative process. The outcome in a specific state may depend on various factors,