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All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Tar Heel State.

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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.
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North Carolina Lawmakers Refuse to Address Anti-Transgender Measures in New HB2 Proposal

By Adam Polaski • June 28, 2016, 4:50 pm Under the new proposal, transgender people in North Carolina would be required to have either a birth certificate or “certificate of sex reassignment” to prove their gender to state officials.

How HB2’s Passage Inspired This Transgender Man to Share His Story

May 23, 2016, 1:42 pm Prior to Gov. McCrory's unprecedented passage of HB 2, Zeke hadn't told anyone at his job that he is transgender. But when it became law, he felt compelled to tell his story.
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Federal Officials Affirm Respect for Transgender Students in Public Schools

By Adam Polaski • May 13, 2016, 10:18 am The letter comes as the administration increasingly vocalizes its position that Title VII and Title IX protections extend to transgender Americans.
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Video Story of Transgender Man Impacted by HB2 Hits North Carolina TV Stations

By Adam Polaski • May 10, 2016, 8:54 am It will begin airing on television stations in Raleigh and Charlotte this week, following a successful online ad buy that generated nearly a third of a million views.
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In Desperate Move to Preserve HB2, North Carolina Sues Federal Government for Right to Discriminate

By Adam Polaski • May 9, 2016, 11:11 am Governor Pat McCrory and leading North Carolina lawmakers are once again doubling down behind HB 2, filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today calling the federal inquiry into the anti-transgender law “baseless and blatant overreach.”
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Clock is Ticking in North Carolina, Where Lawmakers Have Until Monday to Reply to DOJ

By Adam Polaski • May 7, 2016, 11:13 am "North Carolina’s elected officials are playing a high-stakes poker game on the backs of all of the state’s hardworking families, and the implications are significant."
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Happy Mother’s Day to these Transgender Mothers & Moms of Trans Children!

By Adam Polaski • May 7, 2016, 1:00 am As part of the Transgender Freedom Project, we're proud to highlight the stories of transgender mothers, and the mothers of transgender children, who are tasked with an additional challenge when it comes to parenting – enduring the discrimination based on gender identity that is still legally sanctioned in 33 states and occurs each and every day.
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Leading Mental Health Organizations Say HB 2 Will Lead to ‘Hardship’ and ‘Suffering’ for LGBT North Carolinians

By Megan Clayton • May 4, 2016, 12:40 pm Two of North Carolina’s leading mental health policy and advocacy groups issued a statement today denouncing House Bill 2 and urging lawmakers to consider the demonstrated negative effects that such legislation has on LGBT people.
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WATCH: New Ad Featuring Transgender North Carolinian Illustrates Absurd Consequences of HB2

By Megan Clayton • May 2, 2016, 8:18 am Today the American Unity Fund, Freedom for All Americans and Equality North Carolina launched a new ad featuring a transgender North Carolina man and two of his business associates as they share their concerns about North Carolina’s House Bill 2, which codified anti-transgender policies into state law.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: Big Steps Forward in Missouri, Louisiana and South Carolina

By Adam Polaski • April 30, 2016, 8:04 am We're nearing the end of legislative sessions in many states this month, and as they draw to a close, we're seeing continued momentum in favor of LGBT non-discrimination protections – and against anti-LGBT proposals.
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NCAA Unveils New Plans to Prioritize Non-Discrimination in Bids for Host Cities

By Adam Polaski • April 28, 2016, 1:03 pm This week at their quarterly meeting in Indianapolis, the Board of Governors of the NCAA voted on a new rule requiring cities wishing to host or bid on NCAA events to demonstrate how they will "provide an environment that is safe, healthy, and free of discrimination."
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North Carolina General Assembly Returns to Session; Lawmakers Must Repeal HB2

By Adam Polaski • April 25, 2016, 9:18 am We’ve seen the damage this bill has done so far – it’s cost North Carolina hundreds of new jobs, millions in lost investment and it has done extraordinary harm to the state’s reputation as a good place to work and raise a family.