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Equality NC Day of Advocacy to take place Feb. 22

Activists demand repeal and replacement of HB2

This year’s incarnation of the annual Day of Advocacy organized by Equality NC will enliven the North Carolina General Assembly this Feb. 22. Activists both LGBTQ and ally will join together to demand the repeal of House Bill 2 (HB2) and to fight for state-wide non-discrimination protections that include sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Separate bills filed in N.C. House, Senate to replace and repeal HB2

Both would expand protections for LGBTQ people

Two bills have been introduced, one in each house of the North Carolina legislature, aiming to fully repeal House Bill 2 (HB2) and replace it with non-discrimination protections including sexual orientation and gender identity. In a legislature that has staunchly refused to repeal the transphobic law, sponsors of the repeal bills know that passing the new legislation may prove a serious challenge.

HB2 defense lawyer may head DOJ’s Civil Rights division

Legal rumors abuzz about John Gore’s potential power

Amid numerous controversial cabinet picks, another has arisen that may give LGBTQ advocates pause. John Gore, known recently as the legal defense counsel for the University of North Carolina fighting claims of discrimination against transgender individuals, was named to head the DOJ’s Civil Rights division.

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Explaining HB2 supporters’ claim of DOJ overreach

An analysis of the branches of government and their powers

As the Nov. 14 federal trial that will decide the fate of House Bill 2 (HB2) creeps slowly closer, it has become increasingly difficult to find an objective source that will fairly represent both sides of the argument.