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Federal Judge Hears Arguments in Lawsuit Challenging HB 2

By John Riley | Aug 7
On Monday, a federal judge heard oral arguments on a motion seeking to stop North Carolina from enforcing its controversial HB 2 law.

Federal Judge Refuses to Stay His Ruling Against Mississippi's Anti-LGBT Law

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Aug 6
The federal judge who previously stopped the state of Mississippi from enforcing a "religious freedom" law that critics say condones anti-LGBT discrimination has refused to stay his previous order.

McCrory Lets HB 2 Funding Bill Become Law Without His Signature

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Aug 6
Under a bill approved last month by the Republican-run legislature, $500,000 that was previously earmarked for disaster relief will now go towards legal costs.

NC Boycotts Also Pinching LGBT Youth Group

NATIONAL | By Jeff Taylor | Jun 21
While well intentioned, the boycott triggered by NC's anti-LGBT Hosue Bill 2 looks to be doing some harm along with the good.

Boycotts & Benefits: Artists Continue to Respond to NC Anti-LGBT Law

NATIONAL | By Jeff Taylor | Jun 18
Entertainers concerned about discrimination in North Carolina since the passage of HB2 have been alternately boycotting or playing and donating some or all of their proceeds to organizations fighting for LGBT rights.

Delaware Bill Strikes Homosexuality as Marital Misconduct

NATIONAL | By Randall Chase | Jun 10
The state Senate in Delaware has given final legislative approval to a bill removing homosexuality from the definition of misconduct serving as grounds for divorce.

Mayors Urge Tennessee Gov to Veto Counseling Exemption Bill

POLITICS | By John Riley | Apr 23
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and her fellow big-city mayors are rallying to the defense of Tennessee's LGBT community.

GOP's Social, Fiscal Conservatives at Odds Over Gay Rights

CORPORATE | By David A. Lieb | Apr 6
For a party already being torn apart by the presidential contest, anti-gay state legislative efforts have exposed deep rifts between the GOP's social conservatives and its pro-business wing.

Anti-Gay State Laws Aid Push for CA Travel Ban Bill

NATIONAL | By Matthew S. Bajko | Apr 2
The nationwide backlash against anti-gay laws recently passed in Georgia and North Carolina is aiding efforts to enact legislation in California that would ban taxpayer-funded travel to such states, LGBT advocates say.

California Bill Seeks to Ban State-Funded Travel to Anti-Gay States

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Mar 13
After spending the past few years attempting to beat back anti-LGBT legislation in multiple states, allies of the LGBT community are finding themselves on offense in California.

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