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250 Anti-Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Groups Condemn “Bathroom Bills” Targeting Transgender Population

NC Governor Pat McCrory has stated he will not repeal HB2 (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women released a statement Thursday opposing anti-transgender initiatives–such as North Carolina’s notorious HB2–because they will inevitably increase violence against transgender people rather than protect women from violence. 250+ Anti-Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Orgs: Support Trans Community https://t.co/xI41ybQWw3 #ProtectEveryone …

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South Carolina Imitates N.C.’s Anti-LGBT Bathroom Bill In New Legislation, Despite Controversy And Pressure From Business Leaders

A gender-neutral bathroom is seen at the University of California, Irvine in Irvine, California September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files

South Carolina has followed Mississippi, whose governor signed a similar bill on Tuesday, in an attempt to become the latest state to force transgender people to use bathrooms corresponding to the gender on their birth certificates. S. 1203, South Carolina's transgender bathroom bill, goes before a cmte, chaired by a …

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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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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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Tennessee GOP Lawmaker Micah Van Huss Sponsors Bill To Strip 100K From School Diversity So He Can Buy “In God We Trust” Stickers

GOP Tenn St Rep Micah Van Huss 
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A Republican state representative in Tennessee named Micah Van Huss is sponsoring a bill that would defund diversity programs at the University of Tennessee, opting instead to use the money to purchase “In God We Trust” stickers on all law enforcement vehicles. As first reported by the Knoxville News Sentinel, …

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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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