The proposed legislation failed following condemnation from civil rights groups and business leaders.
Following a vote by the Charlotte City Council, the North Carolina legislature has agreed to repeal HB2, the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, which overturned local gay and transgender protections in a special one-day session that cost taxpayers approximately $42,000. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed HB2 into law mere hours after its introduction in March. … Continued
UPDATE AS OF 4 PM EST: It’s official: North Carolina GOP Gov. Pat McCrory has signed legislation stripping power from the governor’s office before his successor, Democrat Roy Cooper, takes office next year. North Carolina Republicans who control the General Assembly called a surprise special session to present bills designed to strip power from the newly … Continued
Backlash over North Carolina’s “Bathroom Law” has cost the state hundreds of millions, with no end in sight.
[DIGEST: Dallas Morning News, Associated Press] A federal judge in Texas has blocked the Obama administration’s directive to U.S. public school districts to allow transgender students to use facilities matching their gender identity. U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor of Fort Worth issued a nationwide preliminary injunction on the ground that federal officials did not follow … Continued
[DIGEST: NPR, Huffington Post] Big-box retailer Target garnered praise from the LGBT community in April after it pledged not to bar transgender individuals from using the restroom which corresponds with their chosen gender identity. Now, in a move which seems designed to calm critics who’ve boycotted the company, it announced it would spend $20 million … Continued