The Latest: Springsteen band member unhappy with HB2 change
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The Latest: Springsteen band member unhappy with HB2 change

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a compromise proposal to overturn North Carolina’s “bathroom law” (all times local): 2:45 p.m. North Carolina’s rollback of the state’s “bathroom bill” doesn’t satisfy at least one member of Bruce Springsteen’s band, which canceled a concert last year over the law that limits LGBT protections. Guitarist Steven Van … Continue reading

Transgender bathroom choice nothing new for Seattle schools
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Transgender bathroom choice nothing new for Seattle schools

SEATTLE (AP) — In progressive Seattle, a presidential order that public schools give transgender students access to the bathrooms matching their gender identity won’t require a shift. While the debate has reached a fever pitch in other parts of the country, the city’s public schools have accommodated transgender students in the bathrooms and locker rooms … Continue reading

Lt Gov: Texas will forego federal funds over LGBT policy
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Lt Gov: Texas will forego federal funds over LGBT policy

DALLAS (AP) — Texas’ lieutenant governor said Friday, May 13, that the state is prepared to forfeit billions of federal dollars in public school funding in defiance of an Obama administration directive requiring schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity. The new directive is expected … Continue reading

Governor wants to change, but not scrap, North Carolina law
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Governor wants to change, but not scrap, North Carolina law

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s governor is asking lawmakers to change part of a state law criticized for its anti-discrimination policies, but he sees no need for a wholesale repeal or reversal of its provisions on transgender bathroom access. Gov. Pat McCrory issued an executive order on Tuesday, April 12 expanding protections for many … Continue reading

Companies reconsidering North Carolina over LGBT rights
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Companies reconsidering North Carolina over LGBT rights

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory met with gay-rights advocates bearing a letter signed by more than 100 corporate executives urging him to repeal the nation’s first state law limiting the bathroom options for transgender people. The law also excludes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from anti-discrimination protections, and blocks municipalities … Continue reading

Companies reconsidering North Carolina over LGBT rights
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Companies reconsidering North Carolina over LGBT rights

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory met with gay-rights advocates bearing a letter signed by more than 100 corporate executives urging him to repeal the nation’s first state law limiting the bathroom options for transgender people. The law also excludes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from anti-discrimination protections, and blocks municipalities … Continue reading

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Transgender student’s bid to again use boys restrooms denied

Transgender student’s bid to again use boys restrooms denied NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a bid by a transgender teenager to resume using the boys’ restrooms at his eastern Virginia high school. U.S. District Judge Robert Doumar in Norfolk on Friday denied the preliminary injunction sought by Gavin Grimm. The American Civil Liberties Union … Continue reading