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  • Incoming N.C. gov. negotiates restroom law repeal

    December 21 2016 by Evan Wilt, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Incoming N.C. gov. negotiates restroom law repeal

    After months of angry debate over North Carolina’s restroom law, state lawmakers are planning to repeal it. North Carolina Republicans passed HB2 in response to a Charlotte ordinance that forced city businesses to open their restrooms based on gender identity. Signed in March, HB2 superseded the ordinance before it took effect.

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  • Restroom law likely safe despite N.C. election saga

    November 16 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Restroom law likely safe despite N.C. election saga

    Regardless of who emerges victorious in North Carolina’s still undecided governor’s race, some of the state’s Baptists believe a controversial law limiting transgender restroom access will remain in force. Incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory trails Attorney General Roy Cooper by some 5,000 votes with more than 58,000 provisional ballots to be adjudicated and potentially counted.

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  • N.C. transgender ruling ‘narrow’ but a ‘step back’

    August 30 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    N.C. transgender ruling ‘narrow’ but a ‘step back’

    A federal judge’s ruling suspending enforcement of North Carolina’s so-called bathroom bill for three individuals in the University of North Carolina (UNC) system has been classified by a pro-family organization in the state as of “little effect” practically. “H.B. 2 remains in effect for all others at UNC and across the state,” Tami Fitzgerald said.

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  • Charlotte loses NBA All-Star game over ‘bathroom bill’

    July 29 2016 by Bonnie Pritchett, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Charlotte loses NBA All-Star game over ‘bathroom bill’

    Unable to convince North Carolina to repeal a law that requires men and women to use restrooms consistent with the sex listed on their birth certificates, the NBA on July 21 announced it would take its ball – and the 2017 All-Star game – out of Charlotte and move to an as-yet undisclosed venue.

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  • White House preempts N.C. gender ruling, tells schools to comply

    May 13 2016 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    White House preempts N.C. gender ruling, tells schools to comply

    The U.S. Departments of Justice and Education released a letter to public schools May 13 claiming federal civil rights laws enable transgender students to use restrooms and other sex-segregated facilities according to their gender identity. The directive, along with an accompanying document, said Title IX protections against discrimination based on biological sex include gender identity. 

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  • ‘Pro-HB 2’ rally thanks lawmakers, McCrory issues exec. order

    April 13 2016 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    ‘Pro-HB 2’ rally thanks lawmakers, McCrory issues exec. order

    Hundreds gathered April 11 in Raleigh to show support for North Carolina’s controversial bathroom law. The rally was organized by a coalition of conservative political groups – including the Christian Action League, North Carolina Family Policy Council and Return America – to express thanks to Gov. Pat McCrory and other lawmakers for passing House Bill 2.

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  • Businesses fuel economic debate over N.C. bathroom law

    April 7 2016 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 1 comments
    Businesses fuel economic debate over N.C. bathroom law

    PayPal announced April 5 that it is withdrawing plans to open a global operations center in Charlotte, saying North Carolina’s new law “invalidates protections” of LGBT rights. The online payment company’s decision, announced by CEO Dan Schulman in a statement on their website, allegedly costs the city hundreds of jobs.

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