May 12, 2016

The Wall Street Journal May 11, 2016 by JACOB GERSHMAN North Carolina has become the focal point for the fight over transgender rights, which escalated this week when the state and the Justice Department filed dueling lawsuits dealing with the state’s so-called “bathroom bill.” The legal threats and protests around the statute, …

May 12, 2016

Defending Civil Rights in the South Grassroots activists in North Carolina and Alabama are fighting to protect civil rights and local democracy. Thousands of activists protested North Carolina’s newanti-LGBT law last week. The law prevents transgender people from using the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity, and also preempts …

May 6, 2016

The Gainesville Sun May 6, 2016 by Carl Ramey Could such appalling legislative maneuvers find support in Tallahassee? Of course they could. At present, Gainesville and nearly 20 other Florida cities, along with a handful of populous counties, have ordinances in place banning discrimination in employment for sexual orientation and gender …

May 5, 2016

The Charlotte Observer May 4, 2016 by JIM MORRILL RALEIGH U.S. Justice Department officials repudiated North Carolina’s House Bill 2 on Wednesday, telling Gov. Pat McCrory that the law violates the U.S. Civil Rights Act and Title IX – a finding that could jeopardize billions in federal education funding. The department …