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The bill that does not keep on giving

Discriminatory legislation continues to challenge the state and its LGBTQ residents

Although the notorious House Bill 2 (HB2) is repealed, legal discrimination against LGBTQ North Carolinians continues. Under the House Bill 142 (HB142) “compromise” legislation, signed into law by Gov. Roy Cooper on March 30, much of HB2 remains.

Controversy abounds over HB2 repeal ‘compromise’

LGBTQ advocates call the bill ‘HB 2.0’

The controversy surrounding House Bill 2 (HB2) sees developments every day. The anti-LGBTQ legislation, which mandates public restroom use by birth sex and nullifies local non-discrimination protections, has had received massive pushback from advocates and allies.

Separate bills filed in N.C. House, Senate to replace and repeal HB2

Both would expand protections for LGBTQ people

Two bills have been introduced, one in each house of the North Carolina legislature, aiming to fully repeal House Bill 2 (HB2) and replace it with non-discrimination protections including sexual orientation and gender identity. In a legislature that has staunchly refused to repeal the transphobic law, sponsors of the repeal bills know that passing the new legislation may prove a serious challenge.

Texas twin to HB2: ‘bathroom bill’ introduced down south

Will Texas face similar backlash to North Carolina?

As North Carolina faces ongoing protests and ever-growing financial repercussions of their anti-LGBTQ House Bill 2 (HB2), Texas may be next in line. The Lone Star State’s lawmakers introduced their own “bathroom bill” on Jan. 5, a potential law that is a near twin to North Carolina’s HB2.

LGBT North Carolinians struggle in a post-HB2 world

Discriminatory law may lead to depression and anxiety

Many sources, including qnotes, have documented the economic and political impacts of House Bill 2 (HB2), also known as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act. But setting aside the games of money and power, the mental and emotional impact of such controversial legislation is also considerable.

Going back to Egypt

Guest Commentary

We come together for a multi-faith service. We all come from different faiths and some of us come from no formal religious faith at all. I can understand. Sometimes having faith is hard, especially in recent weeks living in North Carolina.