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Court blocks ‘discriminatory’ North Carolina voter ID law

A federal appeals court has found that a North Carolina voter ID law was enacted “with discriminatory intent” and must be blocked.


NCAA to survey potential host cities on discrimination laws

The NCAA is sending a questionnaire about potential discrimination laws to organizers in cities that will be or are hoping to host sanctioned college sporting events.


Virginia school board takes transgender bathroom case to Supreme Court

A Virginia school board is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block a transgender male from using the boys’ bathroom until the court decides whether to review his discrimination case.


68 companies join legal fight against N. Carolina LGBT law

Sixty-eight companies have signed onto a legal brief opposing a North Carolina law that limits protections for LGBT people.


Gay Marriage: Court rejects GOP claim in North Carolina case

A federal judge has rejected claims by GOP leaders that North Carolina’s attorney general – a Democrat running for governor – won’t adequately defend a state law that lets magistrates …


Hillary Clinton, President Obama, to campaign together in North Carolina

President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton campaign together next week for the first time this year, and their decision to meet up in Charlotte says a lot about how her …


Supreme Court to review NC’s use of race in redistricting

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether Republican lawmakers in North Carolina relied too heavily on race when they redrew the state’s congressional districts in ways that gave …


Judges skeptical about North Carolina voting law changes

Members of a federal appeals court expressed skepticism Tuesday that North Carolina’s 2013 major rewrite to voting laws, requiring photo identification to cast in-person ballots, doesn’t discriminate against minorities.


Gary Crooks: Do you live your politics?

How do you go about preserving political principles and cherished personal values in everyday transactions?


Amy Goodman: Honduran student’s detention is senseless

Many high school students get detention for refusing to study. Wildin is stuck in permanent detention, and he has to fight for his right to study.


Two Navy fighter jets crash off North Carolina coast; 4 hospitalized

Two Navy jet fighters crashed off the coast of North Carolina during a training mission Thursday, and their four crew members were airlifted to a hospital with minor injuries after …


Rekha Basu: Feds’ bathroom order a win for rights

Pressuring recalcitrant states to do something in the public interest is not a new tactic. As we’ve seen, it has been used under both parties.


Transgender public school students may use bathroom of choice, U.S. directive says

Public schools must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity, according to an Obama administration directive issued amid a court fight between …


North Carolina LGBT legal feud won’t hold up federal money

The Obama administration made clear Thursday it won’t withhold money for North Carolina while a legal fight plays out over the state’s law on bathroom use by transgender people.


N.C. college system’s federal funds in cross hairs of LGBT law

North Carolina’s Republican leaders are showing no signs of backing down from their new bathroom rules despite the U.S. Justice Department’s declaration that they violate federal civil rights laws and …


North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rights, U.S. government says

A North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws and can’t be enforced, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday, putting the state on notice that …


Theoden Janes: Boycott of N.C. only making officials dig in their heels

Thanks a lot, you two, for driving a stake through the heart of what probably would have been a fun and memorable daddy-daughter date night.


Caitlyn Jenner uses women’s room at Trump hotel, posts video

Caitlyn Jenner has taken up Donald Trump’s offer and used the women’s restroom at one of his luxury buildings.


Alabama city passes transgender bathroom ordinance

People in an Alabama city who use public restrooms intended for a gender other than what is listed on their birth certificate will be punished under an ordinance officials passed …


Rallies over North Carolina LGBT law begin as lawmakers return

A day of rallies at North Carolina’s statehouse began Monday with the delivery of petitions signed by 180,000 people seeking the repeal of a law that curtails protections for LGBT …


North Carolina LGBT law will stay in place, top lawmaker says

A North Carolina legislative leader said Wednesday he doesn’t see the need to repeal or revise a law that limits protections for the LGBT community.


Boston cancels 3 concerts over North Carolina LGBT law

The rock group Boston is the latest act to cancel concerts in North Carolina because of the state’s new law on LGBT rights.


Montana invites PayPal after firm spurns North Carolina

Montana officials sought to capitalize on North Carolina’s loss and announced Wednesday that they would be courting PayPal to open an operations center.


Man accused of assault at Trump rally appears in court

The white Donald Trump supporter accused of punching a black man being escorted from a Trump rally in North Carolina by sheriff’s deputies has had his case continued.


PayPal cancels North Carolina expansion over discrimination law

PayPal says it’s canceling plans to bring 400 jobs to North Carolina after lawmakers passed a law that restricts protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.


North Carolina, Syracuse vastly different but familiar Final Four foes

North Carolina likes to run, and Syracuse prefers to walk.


Amy Goodman: States stepping up anti-LGBT activities

The bathroom ban is a symptom of systemic, institutionalized discrimination against transgender people.


Dana Milbank: Tar Heels stuck on discrimination

Though it’s not clear whether that broader shift to the left will occur among corporations, there is no doubt that a dramatic change has occurred on gay rights.


Washington governor bans state travel to North Carolina

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has barred non-essential state-funded travel to North Carolina because of the state’s new law that prevents local governments from protecting people based on sexual orientation and …


It’s like an ACC Tournament on one side of NCAA bracket

This mini-Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament has even higher stakes than usual: The winner earns a spot in the national championship game.