US Dept. Of Justice Says North Carolina's HB2 Violates Federal Civil Rights Act, Demands Implementation End

  • metta

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    Mar 23, 2016 3:07 PM GMT
    North Carolina Lawmakers To Ban All LGBT Nondiscrimination Ordinances In Response To Charlotte


    http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/north_carolina_lawmakers_set_to_ban_all_lgbt_nondiscrimination_ordinances_in_response_to_charlotte_s
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    Mar 23, 2016 8:52 PM GMT

    Sure does give the impression that I've heard before, especially in the workplace, some 18 years ago, "we don't want that (gays) here". HRC is flooding my email inbox with warnings about all these new anti gay bills, what are we, aliens? All of these people, in positions of power, that continue to find ways to discriminate against us should be outed and or removed from that power icon_rolleyes.gif


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    Anti-gay rights law could sink Atlanta's shot at the Super Bowl
    http://money.cnn.com/2016/03/22/news/companies/atlanta-super-bowl-gay-rights-law/

    Atlanta's chance to host a Super Bowl could get sacked by an anti-gay rights bill now on the governor's desk.

    The National Football League warned that if the legislation becomes law, the city could miss out on hosting one of three upcoming Super Bowls.

    "NFL policies emphasize tolerance and inclusiveness, and prohibit discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other improper standard," said NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy. "Whether the laws and regulations of a state and local community are consistent with these policies would be one of many factors NFL owners may use to evaluate potential Super Bowl host sites."

    The Georgia legislation would let churches and pastors refuse to perform same-sex marriages. It would also let religious organizations fire employees whose practices or religious beliefs clash with their own. Critics of the bill argue that it would allow widespread discrimination against members of the LGBT community
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    Mar 24, 2016 7:26 PM GMT

    Is this the official start of drop the T within GLB? icon_rolleyes.gif



    North Carolina Governor Signs Bill Banning Cities From Protecting LGBT People
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/north-carolina-lgbt-discrimination_us_56f2b7dbe4b0c3ef5217676c?

    "I signed bipartisan legislation to stop the breach of basic privacy and etiquette, ensure privacy in bathrooms and locker rooms"

    "Ordinance defied common sense, allowing men to use women’s bathroom/locker room for instance. That’s why I signed bipartisan bill to stop it"

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    Mar 24, 2016 8:00 PM GMT
    Trans man exposes the absurdity of North Carolina Republicans with a simple message to Gov. Pat McCrory

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    https://www.rawstory.com/2016/03/trans-man-exposes-the-absurdity-of-north-carolina-republicans-with-a-simple-message-to-gov-pat-mccrory/
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    Mar 24, 2016 8:49 PM GMT
    Bank of America, Lowes, PayPal, Duke Blast NC Law Banning LGBT Rights Ordinances

    http://www.towleroad.com/2016/03/charlotte-based-bank-america-reacts-nc-law/
  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 24, 2016 9:31 PM GMT
    ELNathB said
    Is this the official start of drop the T within GLB? icon_rolleyes.gif



    North Carolina Governor Signs Bill Banning Cities From Protecting LGBT People
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/north-carolina-lgbt-discrimination_us_56f2b7dbe4b0c3ef5217676c?

    "I signed bipartisan legislation to stop the breach of basic privacy and etiquette, ensure privacy in bathrooms and locker rooms"

    "Ordinance defied common sense, allowing men to use women’s bathroom/locker room for instance. That’s why I signed bipartisan bill to stop it"

    Well dropping the "T" is long overdue for our community. It is these gender bending radicals that are the primary cause of all these anti-gay bills coming before the legislatures in Georgia, North Carolina, and elsewhere. This is just more valid proof that these transgender weirdos are a costly liability to the GLB community.
  • buddycat

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    Mar 25, 2016 7:11 PM GMT
    Looks like the South is true to it's bigoted roots. My state in the North is just as bad though, you can still get fired for being gay thanks to people in the Pennsyltucky region.
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    Mar 25, 2016 7:33 PM GMT
    North Carolina's Anti-Gay Tourism Commercial

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BU63gAvA3DI
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    Mar 26, 2016 2:44 AM GMT
    GladiatorSam saidSome of you may get offended. I don't believe the "T" should be associated with us, because gender identity is very different from sexual orientation. I don't see the connection to the T in the gay community. That is fine if you disagree with me. If you support GLBT, then add Pansexual in it because they are part of GLBT movement too.




    "The connection to the T in the gay community" comes from our civil rights history. The transsexuals that supposedly 'threw the first brick' starting the '69 Stonewall rebellion. This current ongoing controversy is what nixed the latest Stonewall movie (2015), into a 'whitewashing', name calling, phenomenon and box office flop due to the T boycott of the film.

    The T's did not get top billing in this film or "rights to history" recognition, along with our own civil rights groups, are backing the T's. This is probably another reason the T's in GLB should be separated so that our gay history can correct itself. With all these demands by the T's that are apparently scaring the crap out of the republicans and right wing, GLB's are getting set back years of work because of the forward movement of the T's.

    Without a clear break (Drop The T), its either keep the forward momentum GLB's have had the last 10 years or be set back another 10 years to allow for the T's to catch up, which is it going to be? I am sure the T's are in fear of being left behind, the reason they are pushing so hard now.

    We are in the heat of tremendous change within our own community, im torn icon_idea.gif


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    Mar 26, 2016 4:26 PM GMT
    ELNathB said
    GladiatorSam saidSome of you may get offended. I don't believe the "T" should be associated with us, because gender identity is very different from sexual orientation. I don't see the connection to the T in the gay community. That is fine if you disagree with me. If you support GLBT, then add Pansexual in it because they are part of GLBT movement too.




    "The connection to the T in the gay community" comes from our civil rights history. The transsexuals that supposedly 'threw the first brick' starting the '69 Stonewall rebellion. This current ongoing controversy is what nixed the latest Stonewall movie (2015), into a 'whitewashing', name calling, phenomenon and box office flop due to the T boycott of the film.

    The T's did not get top billing in this film or "rights to history" recognition, along with our own civil rights groups, are backing the T's. This is probably another reason the T's in GLB should be separated so that our gay history can correct itself. With all these demands by the T's that are apparently scaring the crap out of the republicans and right wing, GLB's are getting set back years of work because of the forward movement of the T's.

    Without a clear break (Drop The T), its either keep the forward momentum GLB's have had the last 10 years or be set back another 10 years to allow for the T's to catch up, which is it going to be? I am sure the T's are in fear of being left behind, the reason they are pushing so hard now.

    We are in the heat of tremendous change within our own community, im torn icon_idea.gif


    This is why it is time to permanently drop the T from our community. All our hard work in earning our equality is going to be pushed back thanks to all these gender bending radicals. I do not consider these transgendered freaks to be a legitimate part of our GLB community. It is not our problem if they are going to be left behind. Let them fight their own goddamned battles like all other oppressed and minority groups.
  • KissTheSky

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    Mar 27, 2016 4:55 AM GMT
    It's important to mention that it is the REPUBLICANS who pushed through this anti-gay action -- just the latest shameful chapter in the party of bigotry.
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    Mar 27, 2016 12:35 PM GMT
    KissTheSky saidIt's important to mention that it is the REPUBLICANS who pushed through this anti-gay action -- just the latest shameful chapter in the party of bigotry.
    It is all the narrow minded bible thumping screwballs that have pushed through this horrible anti- gay legislation. Stop painting ALL REPUBLICANS with a broad brush Mr. Headless Horesman.
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    Mar 27, 2016 2:57 PM GMT
    I would like to know what lawful rights Charlotte, Raleigh, Asheville and other municipalities have in the North Carolina State Constitution in regards to having their local laws eviscerated by an apparently dictatorial, power hungry state legislature. I am very well aware that all counties, municipalities, public school systems, and public authorities are creatures of the state legislature but do these political entities have any rights in the state constitution or is it permitted tyranny by the state legislature to do whatever it wants against the will of these public bodies and of the people.icon_question.gif
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    Mar 27, 2016 3:33 PM GMT
    buddycat saidLooks like the South is true to it's bigoted roots. My state in the North is just as bad though, you can still get fired for being gay thanks to people in the Pennsyltucky region.

    "Pennsyltucky?" That slur might make more sense, but be equally odious, if those two states even shared a border, let alone a culture. Have you ever even been to KY, instead of greasing your ass w/ it? Full disclosure: I'm a native Hoosier, and have no ties to KY other than what I've learned to appreciate about it from my travels there and throughout the US. Stay classy in "flyover country," and stay away from CA.
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    Mar 27, 2016 3:35 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidI would like to know what lawful rights Charlotte, Raleigh, Asheville and other municipalities have in the North Carolina State Constitution in regards to having their local laws eviscerated by an apparently dictatorial, power hungry state legislature. I am very well aware that all counties, municipalities, public school systems, and public authorities are creatures of the state legislature but do these political entities have any rights in the state constitution or is it permitted tyranny by the state legislature to do whatever it wants against the will of these public bodies and of the people.icon_question.gif

    Legally, the issue is one of preemption, and NC's state supremacy clause. I'm not admitted to practice in NC or familiar with its laws, but that will be the main bone of contention. It may get to federal court if a nexus to the US constitution or one of its guarantees can be found, but that'll be a stretch. It'll be an interesting legal battle.
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    Mar 27, 2016 3:38 PM GMT
    KissTheSky saidIt's important to mention that it is the REPUBLICANS who pushed through this anti-gay action -- just the latest shameful chapter in the party of bigotry.

    You fail to note that several Democrats voted for it - and then hypocritically walked off the floor to show their mutable contempt for what they had just endorsed. Nothing new there from the party that first fought to keep blacks as slaves, and later, under the leadership of NC Sen. Strom Thurmond, fought to keep them in thrall to Jim Crow.
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    Mar 27, 2016 3:40 PM GMT
    GladiatorSam saidI agree with you both ELNathB and roadbikeRob.

    As do I. And, when did we become bound to the "B" as well? That whole script is nothing more than an outlet for being the center of attention, a failing found everywhere in what currently passes for "the gay rights movement."
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    Mar 27, 2016 4:13 PM GMT
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    GladiatorSam saidI agree with you both ELNathB and roadbikeRob.

    As do I. And, when did we become bound to the "B" as well? That whole script is nothing more than an outlet for being the center of attention, a failing found everywhere in what currently passes for "the gay rights movement."

    Because B's have attraction to their same gender as well. In a way, you can call them "half gay."
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    Mar 27, 2016 4:28 PM GMT
    Well, what do you think is going to happen if the idiot citizens of the U.S. elect a Republican this time around?
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    Mar 27, 2016 5:11 PM GMT
    Radd saidWell, what do you think is going to happen if the idiot citizens of the U.S. elect a Republican this time around?

    Better things than what happened after those same "idiots" twice elected B. Hussein Obama.
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    Mar 27, 2016 8:32 PM GMT
    Radd saidWell, what do you think is going to happen if the idiot citizens of the U.S. elect a Republican this time around?
    Radd, I thought that you were a registered republicanicon_lol.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 28, 2016 3:04 AM GMT
    ACLU, Lambda Legal to Sue North Carolina Over Law Banning LGBT Rights Ordinances


    http://www.towleroad.com/2016/03/aclu-lambda-legal-sue-north-carolina-law-banning-lgbt-rights-ordinances/
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    roadbikeRob said
    Radd saidWell, what do you think is going to happen if the idiot citizens of the U.S. elect a Republican this time around?
    Radd, I thought that you were a registered republicanicon_lol.gificon_biggrin.gif



    Not sure if that's supposed to be a joke or not but NO, I have never voted Republican.
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    Mar 29, 2016 4:03 PM GMT
    Attorney General Roy Cooper Says His Office Won't Defend Discriminatory HB 2


    https://acluofnorthcarolina.org/blog/attorney-general-roy-cooper-says-his-office-won-t-defend-discriminatory-hb-2.html
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    Apr 05, 2016 3:50 PM GMT
    BREAKING: PayPal Cancels New Charlotte Operations Center Over North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Hate Law


    http://www.joemygod.com/2016/04/05/1breaking-paypal-cancels-new-charlotte-operations-center-over-north-carolinas-anti-lgbt-hate-law/