A majority of small business owners in North Carolina say they favor expanding employee protections to include gay and transgender workers.
The North Carolina Senate today approved a bill that would allow student groups on college and university campuses to discriminate in membership and leadership.
A bill restricting teenagers’ access to medical and mental health care initially scheduled for a floor vote on Wednesday was instead taken off the calendar and sent back to the North Carolina House’s Judiciary Committee.
North Carolina’s statewide LGBT advocacy and education group is asking community members across the state to join them in commemorating the one-year anniversary of Amendment One today.
Constituents of an eastern North Carolina state senator say his legislative assistant crossed the line when she said two weeks ago that LGBT equality was not a civil rights issue and said the devil had tormented a mother’s deceased gay son.
Citizens from across the state will head to Raleigh on Tuesday to participate in a lobby day planned by Equality North Carolina, a statewide LGBT education and advocacy organization.
A recently introduced bill in the General Assembly has students and faculty at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) buzzing.
Gov. Pat McCrory’s office took no position Thursday on a set of bills that could expand workplace non-discrimination protections for state employees and teachers.
Four Democratic lawmakers have introduced a new state employment non-discrimination bill. Unlike a similar bill introduced in late March, the bill introduced Tuesday would also extend protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity to teachers and other school staff across the state.
Meeting in a rare joint session on Wednesday morning, members of the North Carolina Senate and House of Representatives approved a slate of six nominees to the state board of education, including anti-gay Forsyth County school board member A.L. “Buddy” Collins.
Three freshmen senators said Tuesday that they want to head off a policy that would allow students of the opposite sex to start sharing bathrooms and common living areas in University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus housing suites and apartments next fall.
In addition to several other bills on fracking and workers comp, the North Carolina Senate passed a funeral protest on Wednesday. Gov. Pat McCrory has said he supports the measure, made in response to funeral protests by groups like Westboro Baptist Church.
Staffers with North Carolina’s statewide equality organization were in force at this year’s Creating Change, the annual conference of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.