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Battle Over LGBTQ Rights Throws House Floor Into Disarray—Again

Two anti-LGBTQ amendments that made it into the same energy and water appropriations bill did not appease conservatives. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) charged that the amendments constituted support for North Carolina’s discriminatory, anti-transgender "bathroom bill." The post Battle Over LGBTQ Rights Throws House Floor Into Disarray—Again appeared first on Rewire.

NC School Board Debates Letting Students Carry Mace to Defend Against Bathroom ‘Perverts’

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A North Carolina school board which voted to allow pepper spray in high schools citing concerns over the state’s anti-trans HB2 law is now said to be “rethinking” the decision. The Rowan-Salisbury Board voted on Monday to amend its policy...Show More Summary

Obama Admin Plans to Fight for Transgender Rights in Schools

The Obama administration is planning to turn its confrontation with North Carolina's bathroom bill into a larger battle for transgender student rights based on its own interpretation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, according to a report.

NC GOP Lawmaker Who Controls Fate of HB 2 Wants to Put It on the Ballot as a Constitutional Amendment: WATCH

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Senator Tom Apodaca, who controls the fate of a bill to repeal North Carolina’s anti-LGBT HB 2 tells WLOS that it’s not going to happen: “Our caucus seems pretty well dug in.” The bill to repeal HB 2 was filed by Democratic la… Read The post NC GOP Lawmaker Who Controls Fate of HB 2 Wants to Put It on the Ballot as a Constitutional Amendment: WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.

NCAA Amended Notice of Allegations on UNC Perplexing, But Not Surprising

Surprise, surprise, surprise-in my best Gomer Pyle voice! I must admit I was a bit surprised, but not shocked that the NCAA has now seriously amended its sanctions against the University of North Carolina yesterday. At first I thought the NCAA Amended Notice of Allegations (ANOA) was just some additions and [...]

North Carolina men’s basketball not included in amended Notice of Allegations

Roy Williams maintained that his program had done nothing wrong, and this development may back that up.

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory Amends His Bigoted Law To Be Slightly Less Bigoted… See All The Changes!

Is the wrong side of history getting a little too lonely for you, Pat? As you've probably heard by now, North Carolina passed a law three weeks ago that allowed discrimination towards the LGBT community and also forced transgender individuals to use the bathroom of the gender to which they were assigned at birth. Luckily, many people [...]

Nets Paint Amendment to North Carolina Law as Attempt to ‘Diffuse Widespread Outrage’

Keeping up the drumbeat against North Carolina’s religious freedom on Wednesday, the three network morning shows seized on Republican Governor Pat McCrory amending the legislation and used the development to further hammer the state...

NC Governor Issues Executive Order To Amend Harshly-Criticized Anti-LGBT Law

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

In an apparent attempt to save face from the widespread backlash he received after signing the anti-gay HB2 into law last month, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory issued an executive order to amend the discriminatory law.

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory Signs Executive Order in Response to Anti-LGBT Bill Criticism

Weeks after signing an anti-LGBT rights bill that drew nationwide condemnation, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory responded to the backlash and pressure by issuing an executive order Tuesday that amends the measure, partially dropping...Show More Summary

Does the First Amendment protect religious freedom laws? Here’s what a constitutional expert says

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The Boss is boycotting North Carolina. Bruce Springsteen canceled a planned April 10 show in Greensboro to show solidarity with those protesting the passage of HB2, which bars local governments from protecting LGBT individuals against discrimination. Bryan Adams is refusing to play in Mississippi....

Forget the First Amendment: On Easter, North Carolina’s Governor Promoted Christianity on Twitter

Fresh off of a week when he passed a law banning LGBT non-discrimination protections and preventing transgender individuals from using the bathrooms that correspond with their appropriate gender, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory promoted Christianity from his official Twitter account:

Lunch Break (3/24/16): NCGA shuts doors on municipalities that want to protect LGBT residents

In a special session yesterday, the North Carolina General Assembly struck down an amendment to Charlotte's nondiscrimination ordinance passed by Charlotte City Council in February that would have protected gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in private businesses such as bakeries, taxis and restaurants. Show More Summary

North Carolina District’s New Pledge Policy May Include Discussing Coercion and the First Amendment

When it comes to the Pledge of Allegiance, the policy at many school districts in the country amounts to: "Say it." Kids who don't want to participate for religious or personal reasons are often ostracized or punished. That's why the new policy being considered by the Wake County School Board in North Carolina is such a welcome relief. Show More Summary

Kids and the Second Amendment

As the only girl in a family full of brothers, growing up in rural North Carolina, I learned to appreciate firearms early. From handguns to shotguns, there was no shortage. It was a glorious time. Nobody was labeled a threat just for...Show More Summary

Does the First Amendment Protect People Who Film the Police?

This October, former police officer Michael Slager will stand trial for murder in the shooting death of Walter Scott following a daytime traffic stop last year in North Charleston, South Carolina. The critical evidence in the case is a smartphone video captured by a then 23-year-old barber named Feidin Santana as he was walking to work. Show More Summary

North Carolina's congressional map gets struck down in court, but Democrats shouldn't get hopes up

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

A federal district court just  struck down  North Carolina’s extreme congressional gerrymander over the impermissible use of race.  It held that Republican legislators violated the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause by using race...Show More Summary

North Carolina GOP’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Law Challenged as Unconstitutional

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit argue the law violates both the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the 14th Amendment, and affects any union a magistrate may claim a religious...Show More Summary

Speaking of the Second Amendment

Kay Daly is running for Congress in North Carolina. She has a son named Jack Reagan and a daughter named Reagan Joy. The family’s recently adopted albino cat is named Goneril. The assertions in this sentence are products of ethnographic research rather than journalism or social science. Share

First Drip (8/13/15): Senate passes Taxpayer's Bill of Rights against state Treasurer's suggestion

The North Carolina Senate passed a "Taxpayer's Bill of Rights," which would allow voters to choose whether to amend the state constitution by adding a section to limit the growth of state spending to the rate of inflation and population...Show More Summary

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