North Carolina

North Carolina

Court Asked to Clarify That Transgender North Carolinians Have Access to Public Facilities Consistent with Their Gender Identity

National
Transgender people in North Carolina will not be barred from using public restrooms and other facilities that match their gender identity under a consent decree proposed by Gov. Roy Cooper, Attorney General Josh Stein, the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina, and LGBT North Carolinians who are challenging state anti-LGBT laws H.B. 2 and H.B. 142 in a federal lawsuit. The judge in the case must agree to the terms of the proposed consent decree before it takes effect. ...
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ACLU and Lambda Legal Oppose Latest HB2 Repeal Proposal

Angela Gilmore and Joaquin Carcaño
National
House Bill 186, would repeal H.B. 2, but replace it with policies restricting local authority and continue to allow discrimination against LGBT North Carolinians. ...
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Legal Groups File Brief in Appeal to Protect Transgender People Harmed by H.B. 2

Angela Gilmore and Joaquin Carcaño
National
The appeal filed Tuesday argues that H.B. 2 violates the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause because it specifically targets transgender people. ...
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NBA to Relocate 2017 All-Star Game, Responses by McCrory, Nike, Magic, Ellen

2017 NBA All-Star Game
Sports
The National Basketball Association (NBA) Friday announced it will not be holding its 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte, North Carolina. ...
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Transgender Ad Goes Viral Ahead of Debut at Republican National Convention

Trans Ad will run during RNC
Politics
An ad depicting the challenges faced by transgender people in accessing public restrooms has been viewed more than 2 million times online. ...
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DOJ Files Complaint Against North Carolina to Stop Discrimination Against Transgender Individuals

Politics
DOJ filed a complaint against the state of North Carolina, the University of North Carolina and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety alleging discrimination against transgender individuals. ...
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Travel Ban and All-Gender Restroom Bills Clear California Assembly

Equality California Photo
Politics
AB 1732 would enact the most progressive statewide restroom access policy in the nation, requiring all single-occupancy restrooms to be available to everyone. ...
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What North Carolina’s HB 2 Means for Lesbian America, One Woman’s Story

Katie Benfield/Pride
Politics Editorial
I identity solely as a lesbian, so I can only imagine what this bill means for transgender people. My heart hurts for every single one of them. ...
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General Assembly Refuses DOJ Order to End HB2 in North Carolina

Politics
HB2 has eliminated existing municipal non-discrimination protections for LGBT people and prevents such protections from being passed by cities in the future. ...
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Minnesota-Based Target Reiterates Stance Allowing Guests to Use Facilities Matching Gender Identity

National
Though Target’s transgender bathroom policy isn't new, the company has reiterated it to the public. ...
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