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Orgs Release Equality Indexes

Beyond the Carolinas

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute have released their 7th annual State Equality Index and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation has released its 2021 Corporate Equality Index.

Equality Returns to the White House

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris Snag Prez Victory

The 2020 election results are nearly in from all 50 states in the U.S. And, with that, the nation has seen the defeat of Donald Trump and Mike Pence stronghold on the White House.

Endorsements Update

Election 2020: Organizations Continue to Throw Support to Candidates

As the countdown to Election Day nears, a number of organizations and PACs are continuing to provide endorsements for candidates of their choosing.

Orgs launch voter safety protection campaign

Carolinas News Notes

With COVID-19 continuing to upend communities, Equality North Carolina, the North Carolina Black Alliance and Disability Rights North Carolina have launched a voter safety protection campaign called Safe Voter NC to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for 250,000 North Carolinians from marginalized communities as they head to the polls.

ENC, Others Release Endorsements

Election 2020: Races Heat Up in Attempt to Retain Seats and Recapture Conservative Ones

organizations across the U.S. and region — Equality North Carolina Action Fund PAC (ENCAFPAC), The Victory Fund (VF), Emily’s List (EL), Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Democracy for America (DA) and Replacements, Ltd. PAC (RLPAC) — have also made their selections and will be included in the endorsees list below.

Laws rated in HRC annual index

Beyond the Carolinas

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute have released their 5th annual State Equality Index (SEI), a comprehensive report detailing statewide laws and policies that affect LGBTQ people and their families, and assessing how well states are protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination.

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.

Poll shows majority of North Carolinians against conversion therapy

Results Show Rare Bipartisan Agreement Among Legislators

New polling data affirms that an overwhelming majority of North Carolinians from every political affiliation support the prevention of licensed medical professionals from conducting so-called “conversion therapy” on LGBTQ minors and disabled adults.