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Why did the religious right support a bill to enable discrimination against Christians?

The confused and cynical politics behind the passage of North Carolina’s new anti-LGBT law

There are a lot of mysteries surrounding last week’s “(Isn’t that) special?” legislative session in which the North Carolina General Assembly and Governor Pat McCrory rammed through a radical overhaul of several important state laws and local government ordinances in less than 12 hours. As was noted in a post on The Progressive Pulse yesterday afternoon, one of the most obvious ones involves the North Carolina Chamber and its deafening public silence:

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Featured Articles Fitzsimon File

Seven questions for Gov. McCrory about his anti-LGBT law

Governor Pat McCrory this week defended the sweeping anti-LBGT law he signed last week by blaming the media for biased reporting and calling the growing opposition to the discriminatory legislation “political theater.”

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Featured Articles Law and the Courts

House Bill 2 lands its first challenge; legal scholars examine prejudice, motives behind the anti-LGBT legislation

Three state residents and several gay, lesbian and transgender advocacy organizations filed a federal lawsuit early yesterday morning challenging the constitutionality of North Carolina House Bill 2, the hastily-enacted law that not only targets transgender individuals by limiting their use of public restrooms to those corresponding to their birth sex but also preempts all local non-discrimination ordinances.

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Featured Articles Progressive Voices

LGBTQ children deserve our love, support, and protection

Last week, the North Carolina legislature passed and Governor McCrory signed a bill that sends a clear message to LGBTQ kids in our state, and the message is this: you are not worthy of our love and support ...
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Featured Articles Fitzsimon File

Monday numbers

5—number of days since Governor Pat McCrory signed sweeping anti-LGBT legislation passed by the General Assembly in a one-day special session (“McCrory signs bill barring LGBT protections against discrimination,” March23, 2016) 9—total number of hours that lawmakers spent ...
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Featured Articles Fitzsimon File

The shameful legacy of the special legislative session

house-and-senate-supporters The defining moment of the absurd special legislative session held this week in Raleigh had nothing to do with the common sense decision by the Charlotte City Council to allow transgender people to use the public restroom that corresponds to their sexual identity---the way many other local governments and private companies do.

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