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North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” will reportedly cost the state $3.8 billion in lost business

  • Despite GOP promises that North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” won’t hurt the state’s economy, a new analysis from the Associated Press has found the legislation could result in lost business to the tune of $3.76 billion.
  • The AP report found that HB2 has racked up hundreds of millions of dollars in lost business and abandoned deals since it was passed in the state one year ago. Read more (3/27/17 7:41 AM)
Some states and cities still ban government travel to North Carolina over LGBTQ laws
"We must continue to stand up for the rights of all people," said Washington's governor.

There’s not much good to say about North Carolina’s faux-repeal of HB2, which really doesn’t do anything to protect the state’s LGBTQ citizens. While the governor and the NCAA may be fooled, other people are not.

A number of cities and states are still banning government-funded travel to North Carolina over its treatment of LGBTQ people. (That means it will not send government employees to the state unless absolutely necessary.) 

Those places include the states of California, Washington and Minnesota; Chicago; New York City; Seattle; Atlanta; Los Angeles; Salt Lake City; Cincinnati; Washington, D.C.; Portland, Oregon; Portland, Maine; Baltimore; Burlington, Vermont; San Francisco; Oakland, California; West Palm Beach, Florida; Wilton Manors; Florida; and Palm Springs, California.  

“California’s law was enacted to ensure that, with limited exceptions, our taxpayer resources are not spent in states that authorize discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression,” the state’s attorney general, Xavier Becerra (D), said Wednesday in a statement. “North Carolina’s new law does not cure the infirmity of this type of discrimination.”

“We must continue to stand up for the rights of all people,” Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) said Thursday. “North Carolina is continuing discriminatory policies and this is not something the state of Washington condones or supports.”

State lawmakers approved legislation last month that repeals the so-called “bathroom bill,” but the new law bars cities from passing ordinances that expand nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people. It also bans municipalities and the University of North Carolina from regulating bathroom access without the legislature’s permission.

Tell ‘em. 


Against Me’s Laura Jane Grace burns birth certificate on stage in North Carolina  

The band turned the concert into a protest over the trans-bathroom law recently approved by the North Carolina legislature.

Watch the full clip here:


This is from a little while ago, but seems particularly needed right now.

And it’s important to note that the every single person appearing in this video is actual real life living & breathing trans person. As is the director (Silas Howard). As is the audio engineer (Ada Douglass). As is the writer (me!).

I think it’s really important for us to be taking the lead in the conversations happening right now, so I’d really appreciate you watching and sharing and liking and leaving positive comments.

Thanks all.

North Carolina’s HB2 bill was partially repealed — but LGTBQ people aren’t celebrating

  • On Thursday afternoon, North Carolina’s House voted to repeal HB2, the infamous bill that force state residents to use the bathroom that matched their gender assigned at birth rather than their gender identity. 
  • However, LGBTQ advocates are not thrilled with the details of the repeal bill.According to Fayetteville Observer reporter Paul Woolverton, the voted passed 70-48 and will now go to governor Roy Cooper’s desk. Read more. (3/30/2017 3:10 PM)

North Carolina legislators may have reached deal to repeal transgender bathroom bill HB2

  • At a press conference late Wednesday night, North Carolina Republican lawmakers said they reached a deal to repeal HB2, Reuters reports. 

  • The law, which requires people in the state to use public restrooms that match their gender assigned at birth rather than their gender identity, became instantly controversial once it passed in March 2016.  Read more. (3/30/2017 7:00 AM)

NCAA says it will consider North Carolina for championship games after HB2 repeal

  • North Carolina is back in play. 
  • On Tuesday morning, the National Collegiate Athletic Association announced that it will consider North Carolina to host its 2018-2022 NCAA championship games. 
  • The announcement comes less than a week after the state repealed HB2, the infamously unpopular bill that stopped people from using the restroom that matches their gender identity. In a statement released on their website on Tuesday, the NCAA said the new North Carolina law, HB142, meets the “minimal NCAA requirements” for consideration. 
  • The statement said that, while the new law is “far from perfect,” it does restore the state to the “legal landscape” that existed prior to HB2. Read more. (4/4/2017 11:22 AM)

theredshirtwholived  asked:

Thanks so much? What can I do to advocate for a better repeal of HB2 (I attend school out-of-state)?

You can call NCAA and tell them to speak up against this fake repeal!

From @ACLU on Twitter:

Everyone, call NCAA at 317-917-6222, and ask to be directed to the public comment line. 

From @ChaseStrangio on Twitter: TAKE ACTION: call on @NCAA to reject the fake repeal of #HB2

From @ofthestardust on Twitter: @NCAA - we really need them to speak on this before it’s too late. They need to stay strong because this doesn’t fix their concerns w/HB2.