Republican legislators are offering a Band-Aid approach to calm the North Carolina business community's panic over House Bill 2, but LGBT advocates aren't buying it.
The state’s infamous anti-transgender bathroom law would be amended slightly to allow for 'certificates of sex reassignment.'
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.
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
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.
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.
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 [...]
Roy Williams maintained that his program had done nothing wrong, and this development may back that up.
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 [...]
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...
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.
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
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....
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:
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
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
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
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
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
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