Tag Archive | North Carolina

US: Trump admin drops North Carolina ‘bathroom bill’ lawsuit

US: Trump admin drops North Carolina ‘bathroom bill’ lawsuit

The Trump administration has dropped a lawsuit accusing North Carolina of discriminating against LGBT residents on Friday, in response to the state’s decision to undo its “bathroom bill,” according to the Associated Press. The filing represents the first significant movement in a tangle of legal action challenging the state’s nondiscrimination laws since a deal last […]

U.S. Justice Dept Says North Carolina’s HB2 Violates Federal Civil Rights Law

U.S. Justice Dept Says North Carolina’s HB2 Violates Federal Civil Rights Law

Today the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Equality NC responded to news that the U.S. Department of Justice has determined North Carolina’s discriminatory HB 2 violates federal civil rights law, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972.  As reported by the Charlotte Observer, “The department gave state officials until […]

US: Hundreds of Thousands Call for Repeal of North Carolina Anti-LGBT Law As Legislature Returns

US: Hundreds of Thousands Call for Repeal of North Carolina Anti-LGBT Law As Legislature Returns

Nearly 190,000 signatures demanding the repeal of North Carolina’s anti-LGBT House Bill 2 were delivered to the office of Gov. Pat McCrory yesterday by a collection of civil rights, faith, business, and advocacy groups as the state legislature returns for the first time since it introduced and passed the law limiting legal protections for gay, […]

Watch: Funny or Die – Ferrell’s Spoof Anti-Gay Tourism Commercial For North Carolina

Watch: Funny or Die – Ferrell’s Spoof Anti-Gay Tourism Commercial For North Carolina

Funny Or Die, the comedy website started by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, released a satiric anti-gay tourism ad for North Carolina, showing beautiful images of the location, together with a voice-over emphasising the attitude which led to the recent legislation signed by Gov Pat McCrory, revoking anti-discrimation protections for the LGBT community. Apple and […]

American Marine Suspected in Filipino Transgender Murder Case

An American Marine is being questioned in the Philippines regarding the suspicious death of a transgender Filipino woman recently, while local LGBT activists are calling for the murder to be deemed a hate crime. According to Col. Brad Bartelt, a spokesman for the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, the unnamed Marine, from the North Carolina-based 2nd Battalion, 9th […]