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NC Gov Roy Cooper Promises Executive Order Restoring LGBT Rights

NC Gov Roy Cooper Promises Executive Order Restoring LGBT Rights

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper pledged to issue an executive order to undo the damage resulting from HB2 and the subsequent so-called repeal. “I’m going to issue an executive order pretty soon that is comprehensive that helps with LGBT protections,” Roy Cooper said. “And we’re going to keep working every day. We’ve had a lot […]

Asheville breaks with NC, Hosts SoCon despite HB2

Asheville breaks with NC, Hosts SoCon despite HB2

Asheville North Carolina by hosting the SoCon basketball March Madness is breaking ranks with the Atlantic conference, NCAA, NBA and NFL HB2 boycott. The city could have acted in unison with the state but they didn’t. Most tragically the real struggle was about money and came from within our very own community. And not a […]

TX and NC Bathroom Bills, How Different are they?

TX and NC Bathroom Bills, How Different are they?

  Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst maintain the so-called “bathroom bill” is significantly different from a similar law passed in North Carolina. But how exactly does the original wording of Senate Bill 6 stack up against North Carolina’s House Bill 2? Here’s how the “bathroom bills” in North Carolina and Texas […]

NC GOP Bait and Switch worked. #HB2 stays

NC GOP Bait and Switch worked. #HB2 stays

While watching the live feed from Raleigh while the GOP lawmakers blamed the failure of the body to rescind HB2 I was struck by three things. Rep. @cristoferosgro (who also heads @equalitync) says Senate repeal bill's caveat makes it "HB2.2", Democrats will vote no. #ncpol pic.twitter.com/FZuNPDDyfz — Colin Campbell (@RaleighReporter) December 21, 2016 One, the […]

McCrory took $500,000 earmarked for Hurricane Matthew to use against the poor

McCrory took $500,000 earmarked for Hurricane Matthew to use against the poor

Last June the North Carolina Legislature at the request of Gov Pat McCrory moved a half-million dollars from the state’s emergency fund to his office for the legal defense of HB2. They did it by passing a bill authorizing the transfer which sat on McCrory’s desk unsigned until it automatically became law. McCrory’s HB2 wasn’t just a bill […]

Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison threatens to pull deputies from schools

Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison threatens to pull deputies from schools

Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison has put school officials on notice after a recent incident regarding a transgender student’s right to access public accommodations. Harrison said that his officers are in a bad place since there is no clear policies in place district wide. At first glance this would seem innocent, a law enforcement officer […]

McCrory to call special session to repeal HB2, if Charlotte caves to bullying

McCrory to call special session to repeal HB2, if Charlotte caves to bullying

McCrory spokesman Josh Ellis said today in a statement that the governor would call a special session if two requisites are met: Charlotte must move first to repeal its expanded protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people; and secondly, a majority of lawmakers must be in favor of repeal. “If the Charlotte City Council […]

Clinton back on the campaign trail in NC “I’m running for the LGBT Teenager”

Clinton back on the campaign trail in NC “I’m running for the LGBT Teenager”

As we all know Hillary Clinton returned to campaign after suffering from walking pneumonia this week. Clinton’s 20 minute speech Thursday at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro was greeted with cheers of support from the states’ youth. This was was significant in that she committed to help the state’s underrepresented minorities, including transgender […]

ACC joins NCAA and NBA moving Championship Games From NC over HB2

ACC joins NCAA and NBA moving Championship Games From NC over HB2

The Atlantic Coast Conference(ACC) announced Wednesday that they will move all of their championship games out of North Carolina because of HB2. This was a local response, as the ACC headquarters is in Greensboro and 4 of five charter members are from the tar heel, North Carolina, Duke, Wake Forest and North Carolina State. The […]

NC Schools Remain Trans Inclusive defying HB2, McCrory is Livid

NC Schools Remain Trans Inclusive defying HB2, McCrory is Livid

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and the University of North Carolina system have chosen to obey a federal directive, maintaining school transgender policy that preceded HB2. McCrory has often reminded us that he was once the mayor of Charlotte before becoming Governor, so when Charlotte announced this week that they were defying his state’s anti-transgender law it sent […]

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