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Gov. McCrory files lawsuit against the DOJ, claims HB2 not discriminatory

Gov. Pat McCrory was given until today, Monday, May 9, to respond to the U.S. Department of Justice. The Justice Department called HB2 discriminatory and asked North Carolina to either repeal the bill or promise not to enforce it. Failing to do so might mean the loss of billions of dollars in federal funding, since the Justice …

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Federal Government to North Carolina: HB2 violates Civil Rights Act

Update (5/5/16): House Speaker Tim Moore says North Carolina won’t meet the Obama administration deadline to commit to stopping the enforcement of HB2. More information and video of his comments below. The federal government put Gov. McCrory on notice Wednesday, May 4, that they consider HB2 to be in violation of the U.S. Civil Rights …

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City Council votes 7-4 to add LGBT protections to Charlotte non-discrimination ordinance

The Charlotte City Council voted Monday, Feb. 22, to expand the city’s non-discrimination ordinance to include protections for sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, after over three hours of public comments. City Council voted 7-4 to approve adding LGBT protections to the ordinance, which already prohibits discrimination based on gender, race, age and religious …

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Charlotte law firm representing plaintiffs challenging legality of anti-LGBT magistrate bill

Charlotte-based law firm Tin Walker Fulton & Owen are representing six plaintiffs who filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday morning, challenging Senate Bill 2, which has given magistrates the right to refuse marriage certificates to same sex couples if they cite a “sincerely held religious objection.” Ansley V. North Carolina disputes the legality of Senate Bill …