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Must-Win Night for Cruz and Sanders, New York Politician Goes to Jail: P.M. Links

12 hours agoNews : Reason

The Indiana primary is tonight, and the most likely result is the long-awaited coronation of our 2016 general election candidates: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver sentenced to 12 years...Show More Summary

Whose University is it Anyways? UNC and HB2

Image by B. A. Coussens In North Carolina, the re-convening of the General Assembly for its short session on Monday was a conspicuous day in the fight over House Bill 2. It marked the culmination of a month of protest against the bill...Show More Summary

After Procedural Deadline Passes, South Carolina Anti-LGBT Bills Have Little Chance of Becoming Law

This year, HRC and South Carolina (SC) Equality have been tracking 11 anti-LGBT bills and this Sunday marks an important procedural deadline on the South Carolina General Assembly’s legislative calendar. Once Sunday passes, all of these...Show More Summary

Four reasons why a frontrunner for UN chief remains elusive

Earlier this month, nine candidates for UN secretary-general (SG) sat in the hot seat for a first round of unprecedented 'informal dialogues' before the UN General Assembly. Over the course of three days, the candidates rotated in two-hour...Show More Summary

Will Governor Haslam do the Right Thing and Veto Anti-LGBT Bill in Tennessee?

Post submitted by Ryan Wilson, HRC Senior Regional Field Organizer Last week the Tennessee General Assembly ended their session ‘sine die’ (with no date to return this year). The end of the 2016 session was marked with a high note as over 20 bills that HRC and our coalition partners were tracking died and Rep. Show More Summary

Rep. Brian Sims Wins Reelection to Pennsylvania House Seat

6 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Rep. Brian Sims has won his reelection to the Pennsylvania General Assembly seat he has held since 2010, defeating three challengers. Philadelphia Business Journal reports: Sims got 39 percent of the vote, while Ben Waxman got 34 percent. The other t… Read The post Rep. Brian Sims Wins Reelection to Pennsylvania House Seat appeared first on Towleroad.

Top North Carolina Senator: Let People Vote On HB2 Bathroom Law

This is actually a good idea (WTVD) Twenty-four hours after raucous protests for and against HB2 consumed the General Assembly, Sen. Tom Apodaca’s comments signify, perhaps, the biggest crack yet

National Republicans Break With North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory After He Signs Discriminatory HB 2

Yesterday, the North Carolina General Assembly reconvened after weeks of pressure to repeal HB 2 from civil right advocates, hundreds of businesses, entertainers -- and now a growing list of national Republican leaders. Gov. McCrory,...Show More Summary

Maryland coalition defeats anti-BDS bill in State Assembly

The Freedom2Boycott in Maryland coalition won a significant victory when the 2016 Maryland legislative session ended April 11 with no anti-boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) bill being introduced into the General Assembly.

North Carolina Dems aim to repeal HB2 while Republicans embrace state's economic downturn

After North Carolina Democratic lawmakers filed an HB2 repeal bill Monday, the immediate question became whether it will even get a hearing in the GOP-led General Assembly. Colin Campbell reports: Rep. Darren Jackson of Knightdale is the primary sponsor of  House Bill 946. Show More Summary

North Carolina Lawmakers Met With Protests Over Bias Law

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

As the General Assembly opened its annual session, supporters and critics of the law about gay and transgender rights held competing demonstrations.

Deconstructing #HB2: What Do Bathrooms Have to Do With Living Wages?

'In a press conference officially announcing the April 25th Moral Day of Action against the discriminatory House Bill 2 that was hastily passed by the North Carolina General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Pat McCrory, Moral Monday Architect Rev. Show More Summary

Equality North Carolina’s Chris Sgro Sworn in to North Carolina House

Today, Equality North Carolina Executive Director Chris Sgro was sworn in as a member of the North Carolina House, one day before the state legislature returns. Sgro is the General Assembly’s only openly gay member. HRC is proud to work alongside Equality North Carolina. Show More Summary

First Slice 4/24/16: Is mini-city plan for Doraville GM plant in jeopardy?

The developer who wants to turn the former Doraville General Motors assembly plant into a massive mixed-use development says the project could be scrapped if the DeKalb County school system does not participate in a proposed tax allocation...Show More Summary

Revealed: L.A. Times was duped by fake UN statement pushing to decriminalize marijuana

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Press release hoax had claimed UN office on drugs and crime recommended decriminalizing marijuana and other liberal policies before UNGASS summit As the United Nations held its first General Assembly in 18 years to discuss narcotics policy, many activists for reform – and no doubt many recreational...

Virginia Democrats Force Taxpayers to Continue Funding Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

Despite Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s veto of defunding Planned Parenthood, pro-life Republicans have committed to the cause and tried to override his veto. But Democrats in the Virginia General assembly prevented them from doing so this week. The Falls Church News Press reports the plan to override Gov. McAuliffe’s veto would have succeeded were it […]

Japanese Earthquake Disruptions Hit North America; GM Idles Four Plants

Four General Motors assembly plants in the U.S. and Canada will be closed temporarily due to supply chain disruptions caused by last week’s earthquakes in Japan. The automaker announced today that four plants — Spring Hill, Tennessee; Lordstown, Ohio; Fairfax, Kansas; and Oshawa, Ontario — will be idled for two weeks starting on April 25. Show More Summary

Psychedelic Advocates Take Their Case for Freedom of Consciousness to the U.N.

As the UNGASS on Drugs is underway at U.N. headquarters in New York City, psychonauts and researchers are leading the charge for psychedelic freedom. This year's United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on Drugs is notable...Show More Summary

U.N. news outlet at center of bribery case defends its integrity

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A United Nations-focused news outlet whose U.N. accreditation has come under review after U.S. prosecutors linked it to a scheme to bribe a former General Assembly president is striking back at its critics.

Obama relaunches the «global war on terrorism» at the UN, by Manlio Dinucci

First published September 23, 2014 At the 69th session of the UN General Assembly, that opens today at New York under his presidency, tomorrow, US President Obama «will call the world to unite against the threat of Isis». Immediately...Show More Summary

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