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Charlotte teacher sues after being fired for same-sex marriage

ACLU claims violation of Title VII of Civil Rights Act

A Charlotte teacher has initiated a lawsuit alleging discrimination on the basis of sexuality. Lonnie Billard had a 14-year career at Charlotte Catholic High School and says he was out and proud about his sexuality throughout. Beginning as a substitute teacher, Billard was hired on full-time in 2001 and retired in 2013, staying on as a substitute again.

After failed HB2 repeal, LGBTQ advocates return to the courts

Legal battles to continue the fight for transgender rights

The repeal of House Bill 2 (HB2), North Carolina’s notorious anti-LGBTQ “bathroom bill,” failed. After Charlotte City Council fully repealed its “triggering” non-discrimination ordinance, the state’s legislators tried to pull one over on LGBTQ advocates by proposing a repeal that included a six-month ban on non-discrimination protections. The move was so controversial that the session ended without so much as a vote on HB2 repeal.

Gov. McCrory, NCGOP ask Charlotte to overturn ordinance in exchange for HB2 repeal

LGBT groups call on the Charlotte City Council to stand firm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Gov. Pat McCrory and members of the NCGOP are encouraging the Charlotte City Council to take action ensuring they won’t go ahead with their already overruled non-discrimination ordinance in exchange for a possible repeal of HB2. McCrory’s office confirmed on Friday that he would call a special session to consider repealing HB2 …