Bathroom law victory: Federal court allows challenge to HB2 replacement to proceed
Just in from the ACLU of North Carolina: Court Says N.C. Law Does Not Bar Transgender People from Public Facilities Ruling Allows Lawsuit to Move Forward Against H.B. 142’s Restrictions on Local Protections WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A federal court last night said that House Bill 142, the 2017 law that replaced North Carolina’s notorious anti-LGBT […]
“Speculative” injuries for trans people, huh? What Berger and Moore need to remember about civil rights
As this morning’s edition of the Weekly Briefing makes clear, conservative politicians and activists in North Carolina are not about to ease up in their war on LGBT equality. Just read the remarkable statements uttered by North Carolina’s reactionary Lieutenant Governor and the head of the badly-misnamed NC Values Coalition (both of which are reproduced […]
Leading sports columnist: NCAA wimps out
Once again this morning, some of the most incisive comments on the saga of North Carolina’s LGBTQ discrimination law can be found on the sports page — in this case the sports page of Raleigh’s News & Observer. As was reported in the post below, the NCAA relented yesterday on its North Carolina HB2 boycott […]
ACLU criticizes NCAA decision on HB2 “repeal”
In case you missed it, the good people at the ACLU of North Carolina issued a statement this morning in response to the NCAA’s decision to “reluctantly” allow consideration of North Carolina for future championship events in light of last week’s “repeal” of the infamous LGBTQ discrimination law known as HB2. ACLU Statement on NCAA […]
Two contrasting, progressive takes on HB 2.0 – What’s your opinion?
Raleigh’s News & Observer offers two sincere, well-argued and contrasting views this morning on yesterday’s HB2 repeal/compromise — a new law that many are referring to as HB2.0. In the “grudgingly pro” camp is the paper’s lead editorial “On HB2, a bitter but needed deal.” On the “unsatisfied/frustrated” side is, once again, the paper’s excellent lead […]
Gov. Cooper: HB2 repeal compromise was ‘the best deal we could get’ with GOP
Listen below to Governor Roy Cooper discuss his decision to sign HB 142, which repealed HB2 but drew criticism from a wide variety of groups who call the new legislation “shameful.”
Charlotte Observer issues scathing takedown of “compromise” on HB2
Here’s the basic deal right now on the “repeal” of HB2 being pushed by conservatives at the General Assembly: Democrats have surrendered on the issue of equity for transgender people when it comes to restroom access. The “compromise” would preempt any such protections. They’ve also partially surrendered on the issue of discrimination against LGBTQ people, […]
Is this the most illogical/dishonest defense of HB2 yet?
Confronting the passion with which some on the religious right cling to HB2 — a law that is taking on the status of a virtual holy icon in some circles — is always something of a through-the-looking glass experience. The notion that an utterly illogical and unenforceable law designed to respond to a non-existent problem […]