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LGBTQ protections intensify under Trump administration

Beyond the Carolinas

Lambda Legal released the third edition of their annual report of judicial nominees revealing the extent to which the Trump-Pence administration, with the help of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, has filled the federal judiciary with an “unprecedented number of unqualified, extremist judges whose records reveal deep hostility for the rights of LGBT people, women, immigrants and other vulnerable populations,” the organization said.

Governor issues executive order

Carolinas News Notes

On Aug. 2 North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed an executive order directing the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services to ensure that no taxpayer dollars are used for conversion therapy for minors, including North Carolina Medicaid and North Carolina Health Choice, Equality North Carolina (ENC) announced.

Equality Act legislation introduced

Beyond the Carolinas

On March 14 the Equality Act was introduced by Democratic leaders in the House and Senate, including out LGBTQ Sen. Tammy Baldwin and out LGBTQ Rep. David Cicilline.