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Featured Articles Fitzsimon File

It’s not about bathrooms, it’s about a last stand against LGBT rights

Gov. Pat McCrory, Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger and other supporters of HB2, North Carolina’s sweeping anti-LGBT law, are desperately still trying to convince us that it’s all about bathroom safety, protecting children from sexual predators masquerading as transgender males.

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Featured Articles Fitzsimon File

The top ten things about HB2 that happened over the weekend

1) Gov. Pat McCrory claimed in a nationally televised interview on Meet the Press that the reason he doesn’t support protecting all LGBT workers from being fired because of their sexual orientation is that he doesn’t think that “government should be the HR director for every business.”

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Featured Articles Fitzsimon File

Seven questions McCrory STILL hasn’t answered about his anti-LGBT law

Two weeks ago in this space, we listed seven questions that Gov. Pat McCrory should answer to clear things up for people who are concerned about the new anti-LGBT law or confused about why McCrory signed it just hours after the General Assembly passed it in a rushed special session.

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HB2 is not just about bathrooms—and there’s a lot of hate behind it

The folks supporting the sweeping anti-LGBT bill passed by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Pat McCrory keep saying it is all about bathroom safety, that allowing transgender people to use the public restroom that corresponds to ...
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Featured Articles Weekly Briefing

The good news hidden in the debate over HB 2

Why Gov. McCrory and legislative leaders may be doing the state an inadvertent favor There are a lot of reasons for caring and thinking North Carolinians to feel pretty discouraged these days about their home state and, in ...
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Featured Articles Fitzsimon File

McCrory still under siege two weeks after signing sweeping anti-LGBT bill

In case you are wondering how things are going for Gov. Pat McCrory two weeks after he signed a sweeping anti-LGBT bill that has prompted widespread outrage and opposition from more than 120 CEOs of major corporations, his ...
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Featured Articles Progressive Voices

A half-baked, poorly vetted and mean-spirited law

Yes, it was a pretty neat trick — one bill that manages to expose many vulnerable North Carolinians to unfair, hurtful treatment, that threatens to put a dent in the state’s economy, and that subjects this state to ...
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Monday numbers

12—number of days since Gov. Pat McCrory signed HB2, the sweeping anti-LGBT and worker discrimination bill passed by a special session of the General Assembly the same day (N.C. General Assembly) 72—number of House members who voted against ...
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The Follies

McCrory backs up and then lashes out as opposition to anti-LGBT law grows Pressure continues to mount on Governor Pat McCrory and his decision to sign the sweeping anti-LGBT bill passed by the General Assembly in a rushed ...
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A carefully orchestrated mix of fear, fundamentalist ideology, and political expediency.

Fifty years from now when historians look back at this era in North Carolina, the current controversy over the sweeping anti-LGBT legislation signed by Gov. Pat McCrory will be seen as a watershed moment in this decade of ...
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Education Featured Articles

Schools, students struggle with impact of North Carolina’s sweeping anti-LGBT law

For some children in North Carolina public schools, going to the bathroom has always been an ordeal. Now, one week after the state’s lawmakers passed a widely-criticized anti-LGBT bill that bars transgender accommodations for public restrooms, things are ...
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