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NCAA Acquiesces to New Anti-LGBT Law that Replaced North Carolina’s HB2

By Adam Polaski • April 4, 2017, 10:30 am The NCAA announced this morning that North Carolina’s hastily passed HB 142 law “minimally” met the league’s standards for consideration in awarding championship events.
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NC General Assembly Passes So-Called HB 2 ‘Repeal’ That Is Anything But

By Megan Clayton • March 30, 2017, 2:17 pm The North Carolina General Assembly advanced a so-called HB 2 compromise bill today that unfortunately does nothing to address the underlying problems of the original law.
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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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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: NH Momentum as Trump Abandons Transgender Students

By Adam Polaski • February 24, 2017, 5:21 pm In one of the busiest weeks for the LGBT movement in months, equality for transgender Americans was discussed by millions.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: State Lawmakers Push Against Anti-LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • February 11, 2017, 2:47 pm A significant Friday afternoon development in Washington state -- opponents of LGBT equality finalized ballot language for an initiative that seeks to repeal some transgender protections in the state's long-standing non-discrimination law.
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10 Ways Discrimination Against LGBT Americans Was Spotlighted in 2016

By Adam Polaski • December 27, 2016, 1:20 am As 2016 draws to a close and we look ahead to 2017, Freedom for All Americans reflects on the biggest LGBT stories in 2016.
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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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Roy Cooper Leads Pat McCrory in North Carolina Gubernatorial Race by Nearly 10,000 Votes

By Adam Polaski • November 29, 2016, 12:32 pm North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper’s lead over Governor Pat McCrory has grown to nearly 10,000 votes – almost double what it was on Election Day.
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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.