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North Carolina Doesn’t Seem To Want People To See Police Camera Footage

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed a bill into law on Monday that makes police dashboard camera and body camera footage exempt from the public...

Feds Move To Block North Carolina From Enforcing 'Bathroom Bill'

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Justice has asked a federal judge to block North Carolina from enforcing parts of H.B.2, the controversial law requiring people...

The "Fix" Is In: Tweaking House Bill 2 (And Workers, Too)

Harold Lloyd | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

The North Carolina legislature recently passed legislation partially restoring state-law employment discrimination claims eliminated by House Bill 2. ...

North Carolina Governor Bashes Schools That Stand Up For Transgender Students

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory continues to defend the state's sweeping anti-LGBT law despite public outrage and political backlash, going as far as ...

Razing Babel: Two Sonnets for Too Xenophobic Times

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

In these Xenophobic times, we should recognize that Razing Babel was a blessing not a curse. The punishment of imprisonment within a single, narrow tongue proves much, much worse than the inconvenience of dealing with others who don't speak our native language. Here's why:

Oops! North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Law Also Hurts Veterans

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed HB 2 into law in March, with the swish of a pen, he overturned all of the state's local ...

The University of North Carolina Flagrantly Violates Federal Law Affirming Transgender Rights

Jim Neal | Posted 05.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Neal

Whether out of fear, an abundance of caution or self-interest the fact remains that their schools are violating the legal rights of transgender people.

North Carolina's GOP Senator Says State's Anti-LGBT Law Goes 'Too Far'

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said Tuesday that Republican lawmakers in his state went too far when they passed a sweeping anti-LGBT law th...

The Bathroom Law Is Self-defeating and Unenforceable

James Heffernan | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
James Heffernan

Can North Carolina really afford to post a police officer outside every public bathroom in the state to check the birth certificates of those who use them?

Religious Hypocrites and Their Timeless Tactics: McCrory, Tartuffe, and House Bill 2

Harold Lloyd | Posted 05.22.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

With HB 2, Pat McCrory fleeces every worker of employment protections including the right to sue in state court for discrimination based on "race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap."

The Miss Alternate Universe Pageant

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 05.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Positions of authority have a way of inflating people's sense of their own power.

Real Crimes Against Nature: N.C. Republicans Attack Renewable Energy

Harold Lloyd | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

Pat McCrory and Republicans in the North Carolina legislature claim to abhor the unnatural.

Avant-Garde Activism: North Carolina's Grassroots War Against HB2

Logan Smith | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Logan Smith

Ever since North Carolina's state government was taken over by tea party Republicans, people in the Tar Heel State have become used to seeing their state making national headlines for all the wrong reasons.

The Ongoing Battle Over Transgender Bathroom Access: The 'Problem' in Lieu of the Problem

Anastasia Walker | Posted 05.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Anastasia Walker

Two bookending clashes between the Obama administration and conservatives over bathroom and facilities access made the week just ended a momentous one for transgender Americans.

McCrory's House Bill 2: A Brief Outline of Its Five "Parts"

Harold Lloyd | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

I have seen many "conservatives" thank McCrory online for House Bill 2 because they say it supports God's will. A Bill that takes away remedies for religious discrimination is not godly. It is ungodly.

Panic About Transgender People In Bathrooms Echoes Logic On Racial Segregation

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- We've hit a point in the political cycle where Republicans are trying to fuel a hysteria over transgender people going to the bathroom. ...

The Politics Behind Using the Bathroom

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 05.12.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Bathroom politics are not a joke. When women first went into the workforce in industrial America, women's bathrooms were a win for working class women and families who were already vulnerable to sexual and economic violence.

How The Fight Over North Carolina’s Bathroom Law Could End Up Hurting Domestic Violence Victims

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- By suing the federal government to protect his state's law policing transgender individuals' bathroom choices, North Carolina Gov. Pat M...

The Truth About Bathroom Harassment

Michael Cade Hughes | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
Michael Cade Hughes

This isn't about public safety, or protecting anyone from transgender people. This is about trying to erase a group of people that aren't easily understood. And in addition to that, it's been a wildly successful smokescreen for the other things laws like HB2 accomplish.

From Sexting to Social Good: Pro-LGBT Snapchat Campaign Fights Transphobic HB2 in North Carolina

Stuart Symington | Posted 05.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Stuart Symington

HB2 cannot become a cancerous model that spreads throughout the country, or even one referenced abroad as a way to justify even more extreme forms of discrimination against the already marginalized LGBT community.

Why It's Unlikely That North Carolina Schools Would Lose Federal Funding

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics

University of North Carolina President Margaret Spellings insisted in a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday that the public universitie...

North Carolina's Top Attorney: Governor Didn't Tell Me He Was Suing Over Bathroom Law

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) did not tell his state's top attorney he would be suing the U.S. Department of Justice over the stat...

North Carolina Governor's Bathroom Obsession Has Been Years In The Making

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The governor of North Carolina has successfully diverted America's attention away from Donald Trump and onto an equally pressing issue: ...

Obama Administration Sues North Carolina Over Anti-LGBT Bathroom Bill

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Monday filed a lawsuit against the state of North Carolina, alleging that a bill that blocks protections for...

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory -- Standing Athwart the Bathroom Door

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.14.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory continues to tie himself in knots trying to explain the indefensible House Bill 2, North Carolina's notorious bathroom law.