Browsing articles labeled "HB2"

Charlotte Hornets Confirm Loss Of 2017 NBA All-Star Game In Statement

The Charlotte Hornets have confirmed that the NBA will move the 2017 All-Star game to a new localtion in a statement. “We understand the NBA’s decision and the challenges around holding the NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte this season. There was an exhaustive effort from all parties to keep the event in Charlotte, and we…

Honoring the 49 Victims in the Orlando Night Club Shooting

Stop the Hate: 49 Celebrities Honor 49 Victims of Orlando Tragedy in Ryan Murphy-Produced Tribute For too long, a toxic combination of anti-LGBTQ hate and easy access to guns has put LGBTQ people at disproportionate risk of violence and murder. On June 12, forty-nine innocent people -- most of them Latinx -- were killed at…

NC Leadership Drafts HB2 Changes Amid Pressure From NBA

WBTV's Nick Ochsner reporting. New legislation drafted by leadership in the North Carolina House of Representatives seeks to walk back portions of a controversial bill passed during a special session this spring restricting the rights of transgender individuals to use the bathroom of their choice. House Bill 2 requires individuals to use the bathroom corresponding to…

CMN: Bo Talks To Governor Pat McCrory

From Charlotte's Morning News: Bo Thompson's latest interview with Governor Pat McCrory. They discuss new developments regarding HB-2, including the Charlotte City Council NOT voting on a possible non-discrimination ordinance repeal last night. Also: McCrory's current relationship with Mayor Roberts, how HB-2 has affected his re-election campaign, and what's next in Raleigh.

Listen To President Obama's Thoughts On NC's HB2 Bill

President Barack Obama, at a news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron, says laws in Mississippi and North Carolina that deal with LGBT issues need a rewrite.   Obama, in answer to a question, did not specifically address what was in North Carolina's bill, but framed it as a disagreement he has with people when…