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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 
CREDIT: AP PHOTO/JEFF CHIU

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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North Carolina Poll Workers Forced Brown-Skinned Couple To Take A ‘Spelling Test’ Before Allowing Them To Vote

Photo Credit: The News & Observer

Rudy Ravindra, a resident of Wilmington, North Carolina has penned an op-ed piece in the Raleigh News and Observer graphically detailing his experience of racial profiling in the North Carolina primaries. “I gave my driver’s license to a poll worker, HW,” writes Ravindra. “He kept it face down and ordered me …

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Five Sheriff’s Deputies Punished For Behavior At Violent Trump Rally In NC Where They Failed To Arrest Assailant Who Sucker Punched A Protester

Donald Trump speaking in Fayetteville, NC on March 9 (Photo: Fayetteville Observer)

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s office announced that five deputies have been disciplined after their actions at a Donald Trump rally in Fayetteville, N.C.  The rally on March 9 received attention by the national media after a 78-year-old man was recorded on video sucker-punching a black male who was being escorted …

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Breaking: Man Who Punches Trump Protester In Viral Video Identified And Arrested, Says “We Might Have To Kill Him” Next Time

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A 78-year-old local man was arrested by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office for assaulting a protester at a Fayetteville, N.C. rally for presidential-hopeful Donald Trump.  Using cell phone video recorded at the rally, authorities were able to identify John Franklin McGraw.  McGraw was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault and …

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Trump Rally Turns Violent As Supporter Sucker Punches Protester in Fayetteville, NC

Protesters outside of a rally for Donald Trump in Fayetteville, NC

Violent incidents at rallies for GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump have become so commonplace that Slate is now keeping a running tally of violent altercations between supporters, protesters, campaign security, police, members of the media and campaign staffers. Last week in Louisville, KY several Trump supporters including known-white supremacist Matthew Heimbach …

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