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A Solution in Search of a Problem

The North Carolina legislature recently passed, and the governor signed, a bill requiring transsexuals to use the bathroom corresponding to their gender as listed on their birth certificate. To be clear what we're talking about, transgender people are those whose gender identity does not coincide with their anatomy at birth. Show More Summary

Lavender Country Won't Stand for North Carolina's Transgender Bullying

In late March, North Carolina’s legislature called a special session and passed the now-infamous House Bill 2. The “bathroom bill” stipulates that people must use restrooms based on the sex listed on their birth certificate—discriminating...Show More Summary

Donald Trump’s ridiculous claim that Hillary Clinton started the birther movement

“You know who started the birther movement? You know who started it? Do you know who questioned his birth certificate, one of the first? Hillary Clinton. She’s the one that started it. She brought it up years before it was brought up by me.” — Donald Trump, interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, May 4, 2016 […]

The Justice Department Just Told North Carolina Their Anti-Gay Bill Violates the Civil Rights Act

In March, North Carolina passed House Bill 2, better known as the “Bathroom Bill.” In addition to requiring everyone in the state to identify as the biological sex on their birth certificate when using a public restroom, the bill effectively...Show More Summary

Beyoncé Blasts North Carolina Anti-LGBT Law

In the wake of North Carolina’s recent “bathroom law,” which prevents transgender people from using bathrooms that don’t correspond with what’s on their birth certificates, a number of prominent musicians — including Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, and Ringo Starr — have cancelled shows in North Carolina. There was some speculation that Beyoncé might join them […]

In Wake Of Target Stores Controversy, What Are Walmart And Other Stores’ Stance On Transgender Bathroom Policies?

Target Stores recently announced that they would allow transgender customers to use the bathroom they feel matches their internal gender, regardless of which gender is on their birth certificate. The Target debate came about after the advent of a North Carolina bill requiring transgender people in the state to choose a bathroom in accordance to... Show More Summary

North Carolina Voters Don’t Like Bathroom Law

A new RABA Research poll in North Carolina finds that 50% of North Carolina voters disapprove of the new law requiring that transgender people use the public bathrooms that correspond to the gender on their birth certificate, while 35% approved [...]

Why Is Home Birth So Much More Dangerous in the United States Than in Canada and Europe? 

According to statistics drawn from Oregon—where home birth is popular and birth and death certificates include information about the location of birth and who attended—the infant mortality rate for home births attended by a midwife was seven times that of hospital births, making home birth in America much more dangerous than it is in Canada and Europe. Read more...

Denying Transgender People Bathroom Access Is Linked to Suicide

As North Carolina grapples with the fallout from its new “bathroom law,” which says that people must use public restrooms matching the gender on their birth certificates, and a dozen states consider similar bills, a new study suggests...Show More Summary

Obama's Still Trying To Convince People His Birth Certificate Is Real

President Barack Obama is looking for ways to spend his time now that his presidency is coming to an end. At the 2016 White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday, Obama played a video of him looking for ways to occupy the free time he'll have after his term is over. Show More Summary

Alabama City’s New Law Will Put Trans People In Jail For Six Months For Using The Frickin’ Bathroom

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The city of Oxford in Alabama just approved a scary new ordinance that allows trans people to be sent to jail if they are found to be using the "wrong" bathroom — one that doesn't match the sex on their birth certificates.

Alabama City Bans Trans People From Using Any Public Bathroom

The Oxford, Alabama, city council unanimously approved an ordinance on Tuesday that bars trans people from using any public bathroom that doesn’t match the sex indicated on their birth certificate. Because changing one’s birth certificate...Show More Summary

The Mystery of the Churchill Bust Is Finally Explained

Over the years, conservatives have invented a spectacular set of grievances against President Obama—teleprompters, whitey tapes, Bill Ayers, birth certificates, etc.—but in the category of just plain strange, none of them surpass the tale of the missing Churchill bust. Show More Summary

Obama says North Carolina law should be overturned

LONDON (AP) — President Barack Obama called Friday for the overturning of a North Carolina law that requires transgender people to use public bathrooms conforming to the sex on their birth certificates and restricts protections for LGBT...Show More Summary

Undocumented Iraq war veteran wins US citizenship after being deported: ‘Now the law is on my side’

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Daniel Torres was an undocumented immigrant when he used a false US birth certificate to join the marine corps. After serving in Iraq, he was found out and discharged. Eventually he returned to Tijuana, where he was born, though he said he was always homesick for the country he had fought for. But...

Mexican immigrant in the country illegally becomes citizen after U.S. military service

Daniel Torres, who was living in the United States illegally when he enlisted in the Marine Corps by using a false birth certificate, became a U.S. citizen this week. Torres, who joined the Marines in 2007 and served in the Iraq War, was eligible for citizenship under special provisions of the...

The Edge: Trump: Let People Use Whatever Bathroom They Want

Seth Wenig / AP Today in One Paragraph Donald Trump said he disagreed with North Carolina’s recently passed HB2, which requires transgender people to use restrooms corresponding with the sex on their birth certificates. Hillary Clinton led a roundtable with families of the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting. Show More Summary

White House hails failure of Tennessee’s transgender bathroom bill

The White House hailed the failure of a Tennessee bill that would have required all students in public schools and universities to use the bathroom that matched the gender recorded on their birth certificates. The bill's sponsor, state Rep. Susan Lynn (R), withdrew the measure Monday and said she would retool it and offer it next […]

Duran Duran, Cyndi Lauper, Mumford & Sons Support North Carolina LGBTQ Rights Organizations

North Carolina's House Bill 2—the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act—prohibits transgender people from using bathrooms and locker rooms that do not match the "biological sex" listed on their birth certificate. Some high profile musicians have responded to the law by cancelling shows in the state (like Bruce Springsteen and Ringo Starr). Show More Summary

Media Asking Wrong Questions on North Carolina’s ‘Bathroom Law’

Ask not what Springsteen's boycott will do to North Carolina's economy--ask how North Carolina intends to inspect people's birth certificates before letting them use the restroom.

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