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Target Issues Strong Response To LGBT Discrimination, Says Customers Welcome In Fitting Rooms/Bathrooms Corresponding With Gender Identity

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Company issues official statement titled “Continuing to Stand for Inclusivity” As states and school districts across the country in GOP controlled legislatures grapple with laws and ordinances stipulating transgender bathroom – among other legalized discrimination under the guise of “Religious Liberty,” – one multinational retail giant is standing in solidarity against bigotry …

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

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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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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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