Content Filed Under: HB2 in North Carolina

Retaliatory action against North Carolina by state governments, business, entertainers, and more in reaction to the discriminatory HB 2.


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Reports: Anti-LGBT HB2 Costs North Carolina the NBA All-Star Game, a Loss of $100 Million

By Adam Polaski • July 19, 2016, 2:27 pm Now, solely because of the anti-LGBT legislation that the North Carolina General Assembly introduced, passed out of two committees and chambers, and signed into law within 10 hours, North Carolina is continuing to suffer in very tangible, very damaging ways.
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North Carolina Lawmakers Refuse to Address Anti-Transgender Measures in New HB2 Proposal

By Adam Polaski • June 28, 2016, 4:50 pm Under the new proposal, transgender people in North Carolina would be required to have either a birth certificate or “certificate of sex reassignment” to prove their gender to state officials.
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In Desperate Move to Preserve HB2, North Carolina Sues Federal Government for Right to Discriminate

By Adam Polaski • May 9, 2016, 11:11 am Governor Pat McCrory and leading North Carolina lawmakers are once again doubling down behind HB 2, filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today calling the federal inquiry into the anti-transgender law “baseless and blatant overreach.”
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Clock is Ticking in North Carolina, Where Lawmakers Have Until Monday to Reply to DOJ

By Adam Polaski • May 7, 2016, 11:13 am "North Carolina’s elected officials are playing a high-stakes poker game on the backs of all of the state’s hardworking families, and the implications are significant."
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Leading Mental Health Organizations Say HB 2 Will Lead to ‘Hardship’ and ‘Suffering’ for LGBT North Carolinians

By Megan Clayton • May 4, 2016, 12:40 pm Two of North Carolina’s leading mental health policy and advocacy groups issued a statement today denouncing House Bill 2 and urging lawmakers to consider the demonstrated negative effects that such legislation has on LGBT people.
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NCAA Unveils New Plans to Prioritize Non-Discrimination in Bids for Host Cities

By Adam Polaski • April 28, 2016, 1:03 pm This week at their quarterly meeting in Indianapolis, the Board of Governors of the NCAA voted on a new rule requiring cities wishing to host or bid on NCAA events to demonstrate how they will "provide an environment that is safe, healthy, and free of discrimination."
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President Obama Says HB 2 Threatens International Relations, Must Be Overturned

By Megan Clayton • April 22, 2016, 3:13 pm President Obama weighed in on North Carolina’s disastrous House Bill 2 on Friday, saying the law and others like it should be overturned. The United Kingdom recently put out a travel advisory for LGBT Britons visiting the United States, warning they could be subject to discrimination if they visit certain U.S. states.
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Celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility and Moving Forward Nationwide

By Megan Clayton • March 31, 2016, 12:49 pm Today is Transgender Day of Visibility, a day to show support for the transgender community and celebrate the accomplishments of transgender people worldwide. Freedom for All Americans is working hard to advance freedoms for transgender people across the country.
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North Carolinians and Allies Nationwide Speak Out on Why Anti-LGBT Legislation Hurts

By Adam Polaski • March 29, 2016, 4:11 pm We asked people across the state and from all over the country to share their stories with us – and tell us why anti-LGBT legislation, including HB2 hurts. Here were their responses.