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NBA teaches North Carolina a lesson: Gov. Pat McCrory learns that bigotry has consequences
It’s pretty hilarious - in a horrible, repulsive, you-remain-a-human-disaster way — when an arrogant bully boo-hoo-hoos upon the discovery that actions have consequences.
By Mary Elizabeth Williams

“The league issued the statement that “Since March, when North Carolina enacted HB2 and the issue of legal protections for the LGBT community in Charlotte became prominent, the NBA and the Charlotte Hornets have been working diligently to foster constructive dialogue and try to effect positive change. We have been guided in these discussions by the long-standing core values of our league. These include not only diversity, inclusion, fairness and respect for others but also the willingness to listen and consider opposing points of view…. We do not believe we can successfully host our All-Star festivities in Charlotte in the climate created by HB2.”

HB2 is the state’s controversial law, passed last March, which tamped down any local movement to extend anti-discrimination regulations to members of the LGBT community, and prevents transgender individuals in government buildings — including schools - from using the bathrooms that correspond to their identity. In May, the ACLU challenged the bill and asked the state to block the enforcement of it, saying it is a source of “ongoing and serious harm.”

Speaking with the Charlotte Observer Friday, McCrory went on to bemoan, “I strongly disagree with their decision. To put it bluntly, it’s total P.C. BS. It’s an insult to our city and an insult to our state.”

As the Huffington Post noted in May, he’s been fighting against LGBT protections for 25 years. Back in 1991, he insisted that “No other group should be given special status, and this community is often wanting special status.” 

Read the full piece here

NICE WORK NBA!!! NOW THAT’S TEAMWORK!!!

MESSAGE TO GOVERNOR MIKE MCRORY:

McCrory and Mike Pence are birds of a feather - so bigoted they’ll demolish their state’s financial welfare just to discriminate against LGBTQIA+ folks.

THE REPUBLICAN WAR ON WOMEN AND LGBTQIA+ WON’T STOP UNTIL WE STOP IT. U.S. READERS, REGISTER TO TO VOTE HERE

President Obama Launches New Program "My Brother’s Keeper" to Help Young Black and Latino Men

President Obama Launches New Program “My Brother’s Keeper” to Help Young Black and Latino Men

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At an event that felt like a black church service at times, President Barack Obama spoke in deeply personal terms yesterday about growing up without a father and urged the entire country to get behind his newly-launched “My Brother’s Keeper” programto help young black and Latino men.  “I didn’t have a dad in the house and I was angry about it, even though I didn’t necessarily realize it at the…

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