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Private Sector Strikes Back Against North Carolina’s Bigotry: PayPal To Abandon 400-Job Expansion In The State

PayPal's headquarters in San Jose, CA 
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Global currency exchange company announces Tuesday morning it would be abandoning plans for a global operations center in Charlotte “Unequivocal” that its decision was made because of the state’s passage of HB2 When Governor Pat McCrory signed HB2 into law, a sweepingly discriminatory law against the LGBT community essentially blocking …

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New Anti-LGBT Legislation In Mississippi Says Marriage Can Only Be Defined Between Man And Woman And That Women Can Be Fired For “Sex-Specific Standards”

Dozens of demonstrators took to the Capitol steps Tuesday during a Human Rights Campaign protest of HB1523.  Justin Sellers/The Clarion-Ledger

House and Senate have passed HB 1523, “Religious Liberty Accommodation Act”  Allows state employees, corporations, individuals, healthcare providers, and nonprofit organizations to use religion as a justification for discrimination  In the wake of North Carolina’s outrageous legislation outlawing LGBT protections and prohibiting cities or towns from enacting stricter guidelines, newly …

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Minnesota Republican State Rep Glenn Guenhagen Thinks LGBT Persons Are “Mentally Ill” And Should “Receive Treatment”

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Sponsors bill forcing transgender people to use bathrooms corresponding to their ‘biological sex’  Said LGBT persons should ‘receive treatment’ instead of legal protections  A Minnesota Republican state representative named Glenn Gruenhagen has sponsored a bill which would force transgender people to use bathrooms corresponding to their “biological sex” instead of their identified gender. …

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Gov. Pat McCrory Calls NY Ban On State Travel To NC “Political Theater”

Protesters held a rally on Thursday at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center in Charlotte, N.C. (Credit: Travis Dove for The New York Times)

After a long holiday weekend, advocacy groups working against anti-LGBT legislatures, including the ACLU and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo began action against North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory for signing a ban on anti-discriminatory legislation into law. On Monday, Governor Cuomo released a statement and executive order banning non-essential travel …

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N.C. House Votes To Outlaw LGBT Protections In Outrageous Move On Behalf Of Discrimination

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On Wednesday the North Carolina General Assembly approved HB2, the bill which would block local governments from passing non-discrimination measures based on sexual orientation and gender identity.  The legislation was able to clear the General Assembly in under nine hours. This comes primarily as an attack on Charlotte, which decided earlier …

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SCOTUS Quickly Publishes Summary Decision Reversing Alabama Supreme Court’s Refusal To Recognize Adoption For Same-Sex Couples

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The Supreme Court quickly weighed in Monday morning to reaffirm the legality of same-sex relationships and adoption rights, issuing a summary decision reversing the Alabama Supreme Court, which had repeatedly refused to recognize a same-sex’s couples legal adoption from a different state. The decision was seen as a matter of legal …

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Georgia Senate Passes Anti-LGBT ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill; Mississippi House Advances Anti-Gay Legislation

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On Friday, the Republican-majority Georgia Senate passed a bill to allow legal discrimination of gays and lesbians as part of “religious freedom.”  The bill, which passed 38 to 14 along party lines, would allow for faith-based organizations to refuse service to same-sex couples. The bill, which is a hybrid of …

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