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Texas twin to HB2 in hibernation — for now

Legislative session ended without action; Lt. Gov. vows revival

North Carolina’s House Bill 2 may have been repealed in name, but its legacy lives on in imitation legislation pushed by conservative lawmakers in other states. The Texan version of the infamous “bathroom bill” was left unheard when the state’s House of Representatives ended its special session — but Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick hasn’t given up the issue.

Discrimination continues

Support for LGBTQ community continues with travel bans, HRC index demotions

Although the notorious House Bill 2 (HB2) is repealed, legal discrimination against LGBTQ North Carolinians continues.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

Children’s book about gender non-conforming boy banned after NCGA uproar

CMS bows to pressure from politicians, “family values” activists

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A children’s book called “Jacob’s New Dress” was meant to teach children a lesson about bullying and acceptance, but its inclusion in curriculum inspired backlash from conservative powers. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) pulled the book from the first-grade curriculum after legislators got wind of it and objected. Originally intended as an observance of Child …