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Jan 13, 2021

Moratorium over: N.C. towns advance LGBT protections

RALEIGH (AP) — The first North Carolina municipalities are acting to expand LGBT rights again a month since the expiration of a moratorium on nondiscrimination ordinances agreed to years ago as a compromise to do away with the state’s “bathroom bill.” The governing board of Hillsborough, a town of 7,000 about 40 miles (64 kilometers) […]

Jun 26, 2018

Judge questions whether ‘bathroom bill’ fight should proceed

WINSTON-SALEM (AP) A federal judge said June 25 he was “at a loss” to understand how transgender North Carolinians are being harmed by a compromise law that undid the state’s “bathroom bill” but also prevented local governments from enacting new LGBT protections. U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder heard arguments from lawyers for Republican legislative leaders who [...]

Mar 20, 2017

Partial HB2 repeal lets fired worker’s lawsuit go on

When North Carolina’s lawmakers hurried HB2 through the legislature in a one-day special session last April, it originally contained a provision that prohibited workers from suing their former employers under state law for cases of wrongful termination based on discrimination. That provision raised concerns from attorneys, and a few months later, with equal alacrity, legislators […]

Apr 28, 2016

4th Circuit ruling in transgender case to play into HB2 lawsuit

North Carolina’s effort to make transgender individuals use public bathrooms that correspond with their birth gender, rather than the one they identify with, has suffered a potentially significant setback, thanks to a recent decision out of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The 4th Circuit’s 2-1 decision in G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board […]

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