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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 Signed in March, HB2 superseded the ordinance before it took effect.

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  • McCrory insists he still supports HB2

    September 26 2016 by Bonnie Pritchett, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    McCrory insists he still supports HB2

    Citing overlapping lawsuits and “substantial costs to the state,” North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory withdrew a lawsuit against the federal government over HB2, the state’s so-called “bathroom bill.” North Carolina will continue to defend the controversial law in separate but similar lawsuits pending in federal courts.

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  • N.C. lawmakers clarify sex offender law

    September 1 2016 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    N.C. lawmakers clarify sex offender law

    A legislative amendment goes into effect today (Sept. 1) which clarifies a North Carolina law barring registered sex offenders with an offense against a minor from coming within 300 feet of areas designated for children. The law is commonly known as the Jessica Lunsford Act, initially passed in 2009.

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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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  • McCrory defends restroom law in suit

    May 10 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    McCrory defends restroom law in suit

    North Carolina’s governor went to federal court May 9 to defend his state’s new restroom privacy law against a threat from the Obama administration. Gov. Pat McCrory’s lawsuit asks a judge to declare the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, also known as H.B. 2, does not violate federal anti-discrimination protections ...

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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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  • N.C. House overturns governor’s marriage bill veto

    June 13 2015 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    N.C. House overturns governor’s marriage bill veto

    The North Carolina House voted June 11 to override Gov. Pat McCrory’s veto of Senate Bill 2, which allows government officials the ability to opt out of performing same-sex marriages. McCrory vetoed the bill May 28, saying government workers needed to uphold their oath of office and perform their duties, according to WRAL. 

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