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Rather Than Simply Repeal HB2, North Carolina Lawmakers Double Down on Discrimination with New Proposal

By Adam Polaski • March 30, 2017, 9:24 am The legislation lawmakers will vote on, however, leaves the most discriminatory components of HB 2 in place and puts nondiscrimination protections for LGBT North Carolinians out of reach for years to come.
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New Analysis: HB 2 Will Cost North Carolina $3.76 Billion

By Adam Polaski • March 27, 2017, 12:01 pm The discriminatory North Carolina law that bans transgender people from public restrooms, will cost the state at least $3.76 billion in lost investment over the next 12 years.
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Following Supreme Court Delay, Transgender Faith Leader in North Carolina Pushes Toward Continued Discussion

March 24, 2017, 5:12 pm Rev. Slack can't help but draw comparisons between the Gavin Grimm case and HB2 in North Carolina. In both instances, attempts are being made to shut transgender people out of the public sphere, erase their experiences, and deny them basic access to spaces, the usage of which so many take for granted.
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North Carolina General Assembly to Convene Special Session to Consider HB2 Repeal

By Adam Polaski • December 19, 2016, 12:35 pm The North Carolina General Assembly will convene a special session tomorrow to consider repeal of HB 2, the damaging law that banned transgender people from using public restrooms and eradicated local LGBT nondiscrimination protections.
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Roy Cooper’s Lead Over Pat McCrory Surpasses Critical 10,000-Vote Margin in North Carolina

By Adam Polaski • November 30, 2016, 5:40 pm While McCrory has yet to concede the race, Cooper’s margin of victory is now beyond the margin of a recount. According to North Carolina law, taxpayer-funded requests are only allowable for races where the margin is under 10,000 votes.
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Pat McCrory Refuses to Accept the Reality That North Carolina Voters Rejected His Reelection Hopes

By Adam Polaski • November 22, 2016, 12:44 pm The embattled governor now trails Roy Cooper by well over 7,000 votes in the race, but McCrory continues to challenge the election’s outcome – threatening the legitimacy of the state’s democratic process.
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Forbes Adds LGBT Equality to Annual Best States for Business Index

By Adam Polaski • November 16, 2016, 12:08 pm Forbes released its best and worst states for businesses in 2016 today, and for the first time ever the rankings include a measure looking at state-level nondiscrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
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After Months of Digging in on Anti-LGBT HB2, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory is Poised to Lose Reelection Bid

By Adam Polaski • November 10, 2016, 2:17 pm Beyond North Carolina, there were other bright spots last night that we should remember. These local victories are reminders that we can and will continue making progress in our communities.
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Eye on the Opposition: Gov. McCrory Accuses Duke of Conspiring with LGBT Advocates

By Erik Maulbetsch • October 15, 2016, 9:09 am Governor McCrory isn’t just attacking “out-of-state” interests, but perhaps the best-known institution of higher education in his state.
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New Study Highlights Strong Support for Non-Discrimination & LGBT-Supportive Companies

By Adam Polaski • October 12, 2016, 1:25 pm A new poll released this week demonstrated that a supermajority of Americans, 67 percent, favor nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people.
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Investors Representing $2.1 Trillion in Assets Are The Latest Voices Calling for HB2’s Repeal

By Megan Clayton • September 28, 2016, 10:28 am Major investors representing $2.1 trillion in collective assets are the latest to add their names to a long list of businesses, advocacy groups and other economic interests opposing North Carolina’s anti-transgender HB 2.
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NCAA Pulls Championship Events from North Carolina Because of Anti-LGBT HB2

By Adam Polaski • September 13, 2016, 10:41 am The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced last night that they will move all previously awarded championship events to North Carolina out of the state because of HB 2.
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Houston Chronicle Editorial Board Warns Texas Legislature Against Passing Anti-LGBT Laws

By Adam Polaski • August 9, 2016, 4:31 pm This month in The Houston Chronicle, the editorial board published an op-ed strongly warning lawmakers in Texas against introducing or passing legislation targeting the LGBT community.
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Federal Court to Hear Arguments on Anti-Transgender Provisions of North Carolina’s HB2

By Adam Polaski • July 29, 2016, 11:25 pm The hearing on Monday in the case, Carcaño v. McCrory solely focuses on the provision of HB2 that effectively forbids transgender people from using the restroom by ignoring North Carolinians' gender identity and targeting transgender people for exclusion from public places and facilities.
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Reports: Anti-LGBT HB2 Costs North Carolina the NBA All-Star Game, a Loss of $100 Million

By Adam Polaski • July 19, 2016, 2:27 pm Now, solely because of the anti-LGBT legislation that the North Carolina General Assembly introduced, passed out of two committees and chambers, and signed into law within 10 hours, North Carolina is continuing to suffer in very tangible, very damaging ways.