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NCAA tournament will return to North Carolina

North Carolina schools and sports teams are nervously awaiting a big announcement. The NCAA is revealing today which cities across the country will serve as host sites for tournaments over the next five years. Not only universities, but business owners and lawmakers will be watching the decision carefully after the organization pulled several championships out of North Carolina last year over…

Lawmakers propose pulling UNC, NC State from ACC if conference boycotts state again

RALEIGH, N.C. (WFXB) – North Carolina legislators introduced a bill this week to take a stab at the organizations that boycotted the state due to the controversial ‘bathroom bill.’ The ‘Boycott Bill’ would require UNC and NC State to withdraw from the ACC should the conference decide to boycott the state again. As a result of the HB2 repeal in March, the ACC said…

NC lawmakers agree on HB2 compromise

RALEIGH, N.C. (WFXB) –  After debate, confusion and ultimately a standoff, Republican leaders and North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper say there’s finally a deal to repeal the state’s controversial bathroom law. An agreement was struck Wednesday night that repeals HB2, but it also retains a critical component of it. The deal leaves regulation of bathrooms solely in control of the state,…

NC lawmaker tells transgender woman she suffers from ‘mental disorder’

A North Carolina state lawmaker is under fire for suggesting that a transgender woman has a mental disorder. Connie Berchem says she sent an email to dozens of legislators sharing her displeasure with House Bill 2, which requires transgender people to use the bathroom or locker room of the gender on their birth certificate when on government property. State representative…

South Carolina lawmaker proposes bathroom bill similar to HB2

A South Carolina senator has now pre-filed a bill that would give the state what some are calling its own version of North Carolina’s controversial House Bill 2. The new bill would ban local governments from creating laws that force businesses to have transgender restrooms. HB 3012 lets local governments designate bathroom use by biological sex, saying that’s not discrimination….

HB2 Upheld

A bid to repeal North Carolina's controversial House Bill 2 has been voted down.

Protestors have taken to the North Carolina Capitol to protest the State Legislature upholding HB2, the controversial “bathroom bill”. Despite months of boycotts that cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars, Republican-controlled State Senate voted against repealing the law. Some Republicans also wanted to add a provision to the repeal bill that would temporarily bans cities from passing their…

Bathroom Rights Expand

President Obama wants public schools nationwide to allow transgendered students to use the restroom of their choice.

  As North Carolina’s legal battles over the controversial HB-2 begin, the Obama administration is taking the fight nationwide. The Department of Justice and the Department of Education have released new guidelines for public schools that prevent administrations from requiring transgender students to use restrooms that do not reflect their gender identity. Students also cannot be forced to use any…

HB2 Decision Due

The deadline for the North Carolina state government to stop enforcing a new anti-LGBT law is today.

  With the debate over transgendered bathroom use heating up in North Carolina, the federal government has stepped in with a ruling. The Justice Department ruled last week that HB2- the “Bathroom Bill” is a civil rights violation, and has ordered the state to not enforce the law after today. However, Gov. Pat McCrory would like more time to make…

‘Bathroom Bill’ Showdown

Republican lawmakers say they won't give in to pressure to amend North Carolina's 'Bathroom Bill'

  Billions of dollars in federal funding are at risk in North Carolina if the state implements the controversial HB-@, the ‘bathroom bill’ that that doesn’t allow transgendered people to use the bathroom of their choice. The Justice Department has ruled the law a Civil Rights violation and has given Gov. Pat McCrory until Monday to confirm the state’s enforcement…