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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.

Donald Trump Flip-Flops on North Carolina Anti-Transgender Law

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Jul 16
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has flip-flopped on North Carolina's anti-LGBT HB 2 law.

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.

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.

Michigan 'Dog Bill' Proposes Steep Jail Time for 'Sodomy'

CRIME | Feb 6
The Michigan state senate has approved an animal protection bill that would incidentally reinforce the state's already existing -- and unconstitutional -- ban on same-sex intimacy.

Legislative Action Center Launched in Response to Rash of Anti-Gay State Laws

POLITICS | By John McDonald | Jan 31
In response to a barrage of anti-LGBT bills, Equality Federation created a Legislative Action Center to empower state-based LGBT organizations to fight back.

Evangelicals at Odds with Business Over Indianapolis Convention Losses Stemming from Anti-Gay Law

NATIONAL | By Brian Slodysko | Jan 27
Business leaders pointed to a report showing a possible loss of more than $60 million in Indianapolis convention revenues as a sign that a national uproar over a religious objections law hurt the state's economy.

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