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N.C. voters favor HB2 repeal, blame Republicans for failure

Cooper continues to talk repeal with NCGA leaders

A recent poll by the North Carolina Democratic Party (NCDP) surveyed voters on key issues pushed by newly-elected Gov. Roy Cooper: HB2 repeal and Medicaid expansion. The poll found that 50 percent of voters oppose HB2 compared to 32 percent who support it.

Many speculate on the legislature’s plans for this year’s session

HB2 a hot topic for the new legislative session

As the new year begins, many hope for a more productive legislative season than 2016 produced. House Bill 2 (HB2), the controversial “bathroom bill” that sparked widespread protests for its violation of transgender rights, is perhaps the biggest issue being debated by politicians, activists, and journalists alike.

Charlotte organizations look forward to fighting for LGBTQ rights in 2017

It looks to be a big year for our local orgs

Last year was a difficult year for North Carolina politically. House Bill 2 opened up the LGBTQ community for discrimination and landed the state firmly in the national spotlight for the worst reasons. Then the LGBTQ community had to witness Charlotte repealing its expanded non-discrimination ordinance on the hopes of an HB2 repeal that never came.

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 After Charlotte City Council fully repealed its “triggering” non-discrimination ordinance, the state’s legislators tried to pull one over on LGBTQ advocates by proposing a repeal that included a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.

He’s been our president

Reflections on President Barack Obama

Too cerebral. Unwilling to engage in bare-knuckles political war with his Republican enemies. Naïve, in fact, about his ability to find common ground with a GOP determined to undermine, even delegitimize him from Day 1.

Charlotte: Party chair, MLK service, inmate suit, comedy production, org move, company certification, Lupie’s closure

Carolinas News Notes

Janice Covington Allison had bid for the North Carolina Democratic Party chair position, MCC Charlotte will hold a MLK service, an inmate has filed suit against a Mecklenburg sheriff, Queen City Theatre Company is staging a comedy production, Campus Pride is moving, Create-ster received a NGLCC company certification, Lupie’s has closed its Huntersville location.