The NCAA Lifted Its North Carolina Boycott. Here’s What That Could Mean for LGBT Rights

The NCAA Lifted Its North Carolina Boycott. Here’s What That Could Mean for LGBT Rights The NCAA announced on Tuesday that the deal was good enough. After more than a year of controversy in North Carolina over HB2, a law widely viewed as discriminatory toward LGBT people, Republican lawmakers and the state’s new Democratic governor […]

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The Morning Brief: St. Petersburg Suspect, North Carolina’s NCAA Win and Equal Pay Day

The Morning Brief: St. Petersburg Suspect, North Carolina’s NCAA Win and Equal Pay Day Good morning. These are today’s top stories: St. Petersburg suspect is named Authorities have named a Kyrgyzstan-born Russian citizen, Akbarzhon Dzhalilov, as a suspect in yesterday’s deadly subway explosion in St. Petersburg. At least 14 people were killed and more than […]

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North Carolina Hopes Bathroom Bill Repeal Will Help It With NCAA Basketball

North Carolina Hopes Bathroom Bill Repeal Will Help It With NCAA Basketball (RALEIGH, N.C.) — Basketball-mad North Carolina is hoping its move to roll back its “bathroom bill” will help it avoid another costly hit when the NCAA selects four years of championship sites for a variety of sports. College athletics’ governing body said that […]

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North Carolina Just Took a Big Step in Repealing Its Bathroom Bill

North Carolina Just Took a Big Step in Repealing Its Bathroom Bill (RAHLEIGH, N.C.) — North Carolina lawmakers voted Thursday to roll back North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” in a bid to end the backlash over transgender rights that has cost the state dearly in business projects, conventions and basketball tournaments. The compromise plan, announced Wednesday […]

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North Carolina Senate Acts to Repeal Restrictive Bathroom Law

North Carolina Senate Acts to Repeal Restrictive Bathroom Law ATLANTA — The North Carolina Senate voted in favor of a bill Thursday that repealed the controversial law affecting transgender bathroom use in public buildings, part of a compromise worked out earlier in the week between Republican legislative leaders and the Democratic governor. But with anger […]

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North Carolina Strikes a Deal to Repeal Restrictive Bathroom Law

North Carolina Strikes a Deal to Repeal Restrictive Bathroom Law ATLANTA — North Carolina’s Republican-controlled legislature and its Democratic governor announced late Wednesday that they had reached an agreement to repeal the controversial state law that curbs legal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and sets rules that affect transgender bathroom use in […]

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