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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
HB-2
Bathroom bill, Texas, LGBTQ

Super Bowl Glare Fixes Attention On Texas ‘Bathroom Bill’

The cost of the so-called “bathroom bill,” which bars transgender people from using restrooms that match their gender identity, could run as high as $8.5 billion and result in a loss of 185,000 jobs in the first year alone, according to the Texas Association of Business, a conservative group that is the state’s leading employer organization.

January 27, 2017
Bathroom Bill

Eight More States Could Enact ‘Bathroom Bills’

The battle over America’s bathrooms has raged into 2017, as advocates in more than half a dozen states are seeking to enact “bathroom bills” that would require people to use the facilities that correspond to their sex assigned at birth.

January 7, 2017
LGBTQ

Anti-LGBTQ Junk Science And Fake News Poised To Harm LGBTQ Equality

Pseudoscience and lies have long been the favorite tactics of anti-LGBTQ extremists, but now that the incoming U.S. president is highly influenced by hate groups, fake news purveyors, and far-right publications that peddle such misinformation, these smoke and mirror tactics are well-positioned to harm LGBTQ equality.

December 27, 2016
HB 2, LGBT, North Carolina

North Carolina Rebuffs Transgender Bathroom Law Repeal

A one-day special legislative session ended abruptly after the state Senate voted against abolishing a law that has made North Carolina the latest U.S. battleground over lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights.

December 21, 2016
North Carolina, Transgender, HB 2

North Carolina Governor-Elect Working To Repeal Transgender Bathroom Law

Incoming governor Roy Cooper, a Democrat, said Republican leaders of the state legislature planned to call a special session on Tuesday to repeal the law, known as HB 2.

December 19, 2016
NC governor concedes

North Carolina Governor Concedes Election To Democratic Opponent

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory finally conceded the state’s contested gubernatorial race to Democrat Roy Cooper, almost four weeks after the Nov. 8 election.

December 5, 2016

North Carolina Lawmaker Dismisses U.S. Deadline To Change Restroom Law

A top Republican lawmaker in North Carolina said the state would not be “bullied” by the U.S. Justice Department into meeting a Monday deadline to change a new law regulating which bathrooms transgender people can use.

May 5, 2016